Introduction

This guide will help to locate and remove the motherboard for replacement. This will involve removing a significant portion of the camera and wiring.

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  • Locate the slider labeled "BATT" and pull it back from the battery with your thumb.

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Image 1/1: The camera provided for guide-creation did not include a battery. However, the battery position should be the same.
  • At this point, you should be able to remove the battery by simply lifting it from the camera.

  • The camera provided for guide-creation did not include a battery. However, the battery position should be the same.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the left-hand side.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the empty battery socket.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the bottom.

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Image 1/1: Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the top under the hinging panel.
  • Fold back the hinging panel on the top of the camera located near the lens.

  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the top under the hinging panel.

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Image 1/2: Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws underneath the cover and on the right-hand side. Image 2/2: Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws underneath the cover and on the right-hand side.
  • Slide back the cover for the DC and A/V ports on the right-hand side.

  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws underneath the cover and on the right-hand side.

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Image 1/1: At this point, the right-hand side should simply come off, although it will still be connected with internal wiring.
  • Use the plastic opener tool to loosen the casing on the bottom and the right-hand side.

  • At this point, the right-hand side should simply come off, although it will still be connected with internal wiring.

  • Be delicate with the wiring still attached to the side casing until you have access to removing them later.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to loose the small metal stand-mount pieces that lay underneath the casing. Image 2/3: Be careful not to loose the small metal stand-mount pieces that lay underneath the casing. Image 3/3: Be careful not to loose the small metal stand-mount pieces that lay underneath the casing.
  • Carefully remove the bottom casing with your fingers.

  • Be careful not to loose the small metal stand-mount pieces that lay underneath the casing.

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Image 1/1: Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws near the recording button.
  • Look at the right side of the camera (the side with the recording button) while holding back the detached casing.

  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws near the recording button.

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Image 1/1: The recording button and its blue ribbon cable connector should become detached from the body, but remain connected to the top casing.
  • Use the curved tweezers to carefully detach the blue ribbon cable connector from the body of the camera.

  • The recording button and its blue ribbon cable connector should become detached from the body, but remain connected to the top casing.

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  • Pull off the top casing by lightly grabbing either side and pulling towards the back of the camera.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the inside of the top casing.

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  • Carefully remove the metal frame from the top casing.

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  • You are now free to remove the recording button, as well as its connection strip.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the right-hand side near the lens.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the top near the lens.

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  • Carefully pop off the casing strip on the camera's left-hand side near the lens.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws underneath the casing strip.

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Image 1/2: Do not pull the the wires out too strongly. Be sure to remove them from their base where they attach to the camera's body. Image 2/2: Do not pull the the wires out too strongly. Be sure to remove them from their base where they attach to the camera's body.
  • Carefully pull the lens cover and shutter assembly off of the front of the camera.

  • Do not pull the the wires out too strongly. Be sure to remove them from their base where they attach to the camera's body.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws on the lens shell.

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Image 1/2: Make sure to avoid touching the lens itself directly in order to prevent scratches or dirtying. Image 2/2: Make sure to avoid touching the lens itself directly in order to prevent scratches or dirtying.
  • Carefully remove the lens from the body of the camera.

  • Make sure to avoid touching the lens itself directly in order to prevent scratches or dirtying.

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  • To begin removing the metal casing, use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws.

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Image 1/3: With a pair of straight tweezers, carefully remove the hanging panel by the following bundled cable connectors and ribbon cable connector attached to the motherboard. Image 2/3: At this point, the side panel that has been hanging should now be removed and placed to the side. Image 3/3: At this point, the side panel that has been hanging should now be removed and placed to the side.
  • Hold the camera so you can see the motherboard on its bottom.

  • With a pair of straight tweezers, carefully remove the hanging panel by the following bundled cable connectors and ribbon cable connector attached to the motherboard.

  • At this point, the side panel that has been hanging should now be removed and placed to the side.

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  • The camcorder's chip and part of the motherboard should naturally fall off at this point and should carefully be removed and placed to the side.

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  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws from the side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Do not pull the lens compartment too hard. Image 2/2: Do not pull the lens compartment too hard.
  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the following 5.5mm screws and remove the lens compartment by carefully pulling it out of the metal casing.

  • Do not pull the lens compartment too hard.

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Image 1/1: This screw may be hidden under the black strip inside the camera's body. If so, carefully move it aside with the pair of straight tweezers.
  • Use the Phillips #00 head to remove the 5.5mm screw inside the metal casing.

  • This screw may be hidden under the black strip inside the camera's body. If so, carefully move it aside with the pair of straight tweezers.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the ribbon cable connector attached to the metal casing and the motherboard.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the following ribbon cable connectors to remove the motherboard from the camcorder.

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Image 1/1: It should be relatively easy to remove if everything is removed properly.
  • Carefully remove the motherboard by hand.

  • It should be relatively easy to remove if everything is removed properly.

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Joyelle Woodson

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