Introduction

When replacing the flash unit from the camera, be sure to work on a flat surface. Since there are many wires and parts that come off, be sure to keep track of all the components within the flash unit. This requires using a Phillips #00 screwdriver and tweezers.

Image 1/1: Unscrew the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on the bottom right of the camera.
  • Unscrew the four 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws with a on the base of the camera below the the scheme that separates the front and back panels.

  • Unscrew the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on the bottom right of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw near the top of the left side of the camera.
  • Unscrew the 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on bottom of the left side of the camera.

  • Unscrew the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw near the top of the left side of the camera.

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Image 1/1: When unscrewing the 5.0 mm screw on the dial, make sure to hold onto the dial that becomes detached after taking out the screw.
  • Be careful when pulling the back panel away as it will still be connected to the body of the camera by two strips of film.

  • When unscrewing the 5.0 mm screw on the dial, make sure to hold onto the dial that becomes detached after taking out the screw.

  • Unscrew the two 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screw at the top of the camera by the eyepiece.

  • Unscrew the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw of the dial below the other two screws.

  • Once all the screws are removed, carefully use your hands to detach the back panel from the camera. Working around the edges can help as well.

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Image 1/3: Detach the right side panel with the remote and HDMI ports of the camera by gently pulling on the panel. Image 2/3: Detach the right side panel with the remote and HDMI ports of the camera by gently pulling on the panel. Image 3/3: Detach the right side panel with the remote and HDMI ports of the camera by gently pulling on the panel.
  • Remove the two 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws on the right of the camera that are located on the upper right side and under the "Remote" port flap.

  • Detach the right side panel with the remote and HDMI ports of the camera by gently pulling on the panel.

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Image 1/1: Use tweezers to remove the blue and orange ribbon connectors from their connection points pictured here.
  • When the back panel is removed, be careful when moving the camera. There are parts inside the camera which now may come loose.

  • Use tweezers to remove the blue and orange ribbon connectors from their connection points pictured here.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Remove the four 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws.

  • Remove the 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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Image 1/3: Use your finger to flip the switch that holds the dual ribbon connector in place. Image 2/3: Gently use tweezers to disconnect the dual ribbon connector and the thin blue ribbon connector to the right of it from the circuit board. Image 3/3: Gently use tweezers to disconnect the dual ribbon connector and the thin blue ribbon connector to the right of it from the circuit board.
  • Don't forget to close these switches and lock the film back into place when reassembling the camera.

  • Use your finger to flip the switch that holds the dual ribbon connector in place.

  • Gently use tweezers to disconnect the dual ribbon connector and the thin blue ribbon connector to the right of it from the circuit board.

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  • Use tweezers to disconnect the blue, gold, and brown ribbon connectors near the top of the camera.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon. Image 2/2: Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop open the connector holding the next ribbon to the circuit board.

  • Use tweezers to disconnect the ribbon.

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  • Use tweezers to unplug the blue adapter located at the top right of the circuit board.

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  • Use either plastic opening tools or tweezers to unplug the white adapter located on the right side of the circuit board.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the circuit board away from the camera and turn it over.
  • The circuit board will still be connected to the body of the camera by two pairs of cords.

  • Gently lift the circuit board away from the camera and turn it over.

  • Use tweezers to disconnect the final two plugs and completely remove the circuit board from the camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws on the front and left side of the camera. Image 2/3: Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws on the front and left side of the camera. Image 3/3: Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws on the front and left side of the camera.
  • Gently remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screw on the back of the camera.

  • Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws on the front and left side of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the top cover.
  • The top cover should easily come off if the circuit board has been removed.

  • Gently lift the top cover.

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  • Remove the four wires (white, pink, dark blue, light blue) from the holder with your hands.

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  • Gently remove the circuit ribbon shown with tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Remove the five 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws. It might take some force to start unscrewing these screws, but once they start to unscrew, they will become easy to take off. Image 2/2: Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws. These screws will need more force to get started. Unscrew the screws with the part against a surface.
  • While completing this step, some components will become loose. Be sure to be working on a flat surface and keep track of all parts.

  • Remove the five 3.0 mm Phillips #00 screws. It might take some force to start unscrewing these screws, but once they start to unscrew, they will become easy to take off.

  • Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #00 screws. These screws will need more force to get started. Unscrew the screws with the part against a surface.

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Image 1/3: When reassembling the device, make sure to properly place the metal frame before putting in the tiny circuit board. There are tiny holders that will hold the frame in place. Image 2/3: Gently lift out the tiny circuit board with your hands. A metal frame and a tiny side attachment should come off too. Image 3/3: If it does not come off, lift out the white connector piece.
  • Keep the part flat and still. Do not forcefully and quickly pull parts out because the pieces are still connected.

  • When reassembling the device, make sure to properly place the metal frame before putting in the tiny circuit board. There are tiny holders that will hold the frame in place.

  • Gently lift out the tiny circuit board with your hands. A metal frame and a tiny side attachment should come off too.

  • If it does not come off, lift out the white connector piece.

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  • Slowly disconnect the wire from the board using your hands or with tweezers. It may take some wiggling. Try pulling from both sides to disconnect the wires more easily.

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Image 1/1: Pull the flash unit away. It should come off very easiy.
  • Be careful to not pull too fast. Also, make sure none of the wires get caught as you pull the flash unit away.

  • Pull the flash unit away. It should come off very easiy.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Pretty nice guide, except...

1. You forgot about the three screws above the flash assembly. You need to turn the camera on, and make the flash pop up first before disassembling, as there are three screws in total to remove that are hidden under the flash itself.

2. Also, a bit unnecessary removing all those motherboard connections as it just increases your chances of damaging the flex connections. You really only need to remove...

A. For the rear cover --> the two flexs for the rear cover for the LCD, and for the rear switches (which is exactly what the guide shows).

B. For the flash assy --> the blue flex, the two power cords (pink/white and dark grey/light grey), and the flex for mode dial (top left corner).

Guide was good, I use to repair camera's for a living (stopped a while ago), but I knew something was holding that top cover down, don't use the force people!

Hope this info helps others.

Cheers,

Chris

lefty_what - Reply

Where can i buy the flash unit?

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