Introduction

Removing and replacing the lens is a very simple and easy task.

Image 1/1: You should be able to see the camera's label, and it should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.
  • Rotate your camera such that the underside is facing you and the lens is facing the ground.

  • You should be able to see the camera's label, and it should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.

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Image 1/1: When inserting a new battery or reinserting the one you removed, you can ignore this step.
  • Using your left thumb, push down the slider to the left of the SD card slot.

  • When inserting a new battery or reinserting the one you removed, you can ignore this step.

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  • Using your right index finger and thumb, pull the battery toward you and then away from the camera.

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  • Orient the camera with the battery side facing up.

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Image 1/1: Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

  • Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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Image 1/2: Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger. Image 2/2: Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger.
  • With the blue plastic opening tools, gently pry the plastic casing surrounding the start/stop button free.

  • Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Flip open the LCD panel to get to the side panel.

  • Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  • Turn the camera around to the grip side and remove the 5.5 mm Phillips Head screw using your J00 Phillips Head screwdriver.

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  • With the bottom of the camera facing up, remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Image 1/2: Use the blue plastic opening tools to gently ease the camera shell off of the camera. Image 2/2: Rotate the camera so the LCD side panel is facing you and gently pry the shell off from the camera.
  • Orient the camera so the bottom is facing you.

  • Use the blue plastic opening tools to gently ease the camera shell off of the camera.

  • Rotate the camera so the LCD side panel is facing you and gently pry the shell off from the camera.

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Image 1/1: Using your right hand to hold the camera, gently remove the lens panel from the camera with your left hand.
  • Orient the camera such that the lens is facing to your left.

  • Using your right hand to hold the camera, gently remove the lens panel from the camera with your left hand.

  • The camera should be oriented with the lens pointing to your left.

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Image 1/1: Using your right hand to hold the screwdriver and your left to hold the camera, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from on the top of the shutter assembly.
  • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is pointed to your left.

  • Using your right hand to hold the screwdriver and your left to hold the camera, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from on the top of the shutter assembly.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the LCD screen's hinge.
  • Rotate the camera such that the lens is pointed downward and the LCD screen points to your right.

  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the LCD screen's hinge.

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Image 1/2: Using your left hand to hold the camera, gently remove the shutter assembly from the hull with your right hand. Image 2/2: If you are only trying to remove the lens, you do not need to perform the next two steps.
  • Orient the camera such that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Using your left hand to hold the camera, gently remove the shutter assembly from the hull with your right hand.

  • If you are only trying to remove the lens, you do not need to perform the next two steps.

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Image 1/1: Using your metal tweezers, gently remove the wire harness connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard.
  • Orient the camera such that the bottom is facing toward you and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Using your metal tweezers, gently remove the wire harness connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Remove the ribbon cable connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard using your metal tweezers.
  • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

  • Remove the ribbon cable connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard using your metal tweezers.

  • Be sure to pull the ribbon cable gently, as ribbon cables are easy to damage and can require soldering to repair.

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  • Remove the three 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws holding the lens in.

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  • Gently pull the lens up from the camera.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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