Introduction

The motherboard is the brains of the camera. Replacing the motherboard requires completely opening up the camera.

  1. Open the battery compartment by sliding the lock to the right.
    • Open the battery compartment by sliding the lock to the right.

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  2. Push in the blue lever.
    • Push in the blue lever.

    • The battery is on a spring so make sure you have control over it, or it might fly out.

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    • Pull the battery out.

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    • Make sure to turn the cameras power switch to off before beginning this step.

    • Begin by holding the camera upside down with the bottom facing you. Identify the housing for the SD card, and battery.

    • You will use your other hand to slide the lock switch to this housing to the right. This will release the cap, allow it to come upwards.

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    • Now that the cap to the battery and SD card housing is open, the SD card is visible.

    • You will need to press down on the SD card until you hear a click. Release the SD card and it will now be available to remove.

    • Grip the SD card and pull it out of the SD card slot.

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    • To reinsert the SD card place it in its housing.

    • You will then need to push down on the SD card until you hear a click.

      • To ensure the SD card is in place you can visually inspect it. The SD card should be flush with the housing.

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    • You may now close the housing for the SD card and battery.

    • Close the cap and while holding it down slide the locking tab to the left. This step should lock the cap in place.

    • Your SD card is now safely in place and you may turn your device on.

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    • Remove the 3.5 mm exterior-side screw.

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    • Remove the 3.5 mm bottom screw from the battery compartment.

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    • Pry off the front-side cover with the small plastic spudger.

    • There is a adhesive holding the front-side cover to the camera frame, so more force may be necessary to remove it. Be careful as to not break the cover while prying.

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    • Remove the 3.5 mm bottom screws.

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    • Open the USB cover on the side of the camera.

    • Remove the 3.5 mm USB side screws.

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    • Remove the 4mm screws at the back of the battery compartment.

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    • Remove the 3.5 mm top flash-mount screw.

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    • Flip the screen up.

    • Pry the top cover off with the small plastic spudger.

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    • Pry the top part rear cover off with plastic spudger.

    • Flip the camera so the sensor faces down and push up on the rear cover from the battery compartment.

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    • Remove the 2.25 mm tripod mount screws.

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    • Remove the 2.25 mm side lanyard mount screw.

    • Pull the lanyard mount to remove.

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    • Remove the 2.25 mm screws from the top.

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    • Using the tweezers, pull out the rubber grommet.

    • There is nothing holding the grommet in other than friction.

    • The grommet is small, don't lose it.

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    • Pull the lead that was under the grommet out from the frame.

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    • Flip the rotary selector and controls up over the top.

    • Holding the controls in place, pull the two frame pieces apart.

    • There is a connection between the motherboard and the LCD screen still attached to both halves, so don't pull to hard.

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    • Disconnect the connection between the motherboard and LCD screen by pulling out the connector in the direction of the arrow.

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    • Using the tweezers, disconnect the metal lead at the top of the motherboard by pulling up.

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    • Disconnect the two top-right connectors by pulling them up towards the top.

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    • Disconnect the two connectors on the right by pulling them to the right.

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    • Using the tweezers, flip open the black door on the large connector on the bottom.

    • Remove the connector by pulling it away from the motherboard.

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    • Using the tweezers, flip open the door on the smaller connector.

    • Remove the connector by pulling it away from the motherboard.

    • This is the same process for from the previous step.

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    • Disconnect the connector that goes through the motherboard.

    • There is no door on this connector.

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    • Remove the 4 mm screws securing the motherboard to the frame.

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    • With the tweezers, remove the metal speaker cover.

    • Pull the speaker out of the frame.

    • Remember how the wires lay back in the frame for reassembly.

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    • Flip the motherboard up and disconnect the connector on the back.

    • Seperate the motherboard from the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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