This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Kodak DX3500 Digital Camera, use our service manual.

Some pretty pictures of the device! On the underside are the first two screws to remove! Some pretty pictures of the device! On the underside are the first two screws to remove! Some pretty pictures of the device! On the underside are the first two screws to remove!
  • Some pretty pictures of the device! On the underside are the first two screws to remove!

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Open the battery compartment and you'll find 3 screws to remove. Pry the bottom off and you'll see the internals! Yay!
  • Open the battery compartment and you'll find 3 screws to remove.

  • Pry the bottom off and you'll see the internals! Yay!

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So, I looked at the bottom and nothing more was to be found. Flipped the camera about and found two screws on the outside at the back. Remove those and the rear case pops out. So, I looked at the bottom and nothing more was to be found. Flipped the camera about and found two screws on the outside at the back. Remove those and the rear case pops out.
  • So, I looked at the bottom and nothing more was to be found. Flipped the camera about and found two screws on the outside at the back. Remove those and the rear case pops out.

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Well, here's the mainboard. Time to remove screws. There's lots of them, but first, remove the one holding the display in. Flip the display up and pry the two connectors away from the mainboard. Then finally pry the power connector away.
  • Well, here's the mainboard. Time to remove screws. There's lots of them, but first, remove the one holding the display in.

  • Flip the display up and pry the two connectors away from the mainboard.

  • Then finally pry the power connector away.

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Well, now go haywire and remove every screw you see in the mainboard. Then flip the board up and remove the data ribbon cable. (The Orange one). You have to flip up the small brown tab and slide the cable out. Remove another power cable
  • Well, now go haywire and remove every screw you see in the mainboard.

  • Then flip the board up and remove the data ribbon cable. (The Orange one). You have to flip up the small brown tab and slide the cable out.

  • Remove another power cable

  • Flipping open the battery cover reveals one of the many hidden screws in this assembly!

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Time to remove all the screws again! A couple of hidden ones, but once you get through them, you can pry the lens unit off of the camera, and take care with the ribbon cable here, it seems a bit delicate. A couple of hidden ones, but once you get through them, you can pry the lens unit off of the camera, and take care with the ribbon cable here, it seems a bit delicate.
  • Time to remove all the screws again!

  • A couple of hidden ones, but once you get through them, you can pry the lens unit off of the camera, and take care with the ribbon cable here, it seems a bit delicate.

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Easy peasy now, remove another power cable from the bottom. Get to the next few screws as well. Get to the next few screws as well.
  • Easy peasy now, remove another power cable from the bottom.

  • Get to the next few screws as well.

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By this point enough screws should've come out and you can pry the front case away and take care with the ribbon again. Flip up to the top and unscrew the board connected to the power button. Should be just one screw. Flip up to the top and unscrew the board connected to the power button. Should be just one screw.
  • By this point enough screws should've come out and you can pry the front case away and take care with the ribbon again.

  • Flip up to the top and unscrew the board connected to the power button. Should be just one screw.

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Just disconnect the cable and then remove the 3 screws It will come out in two parts.
  • Just disconnect the cable and then remove the 3 screws

  • It will come out in two parts.

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Flip over to the video out/mini USB port Once again unscrew a 3 more screws and voila! We have an I/O board! Once again unscrew a 3 more screws and voila! We have an I/O board!
  • Flip over to the video out/mini USB port

  • Once again unscrew a 3 more screws and voila! We have an I/O board!

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Tired yet? You should be. So fiddly! The boards are connected by 1 screw and a male/female connector between the two boards. Be careful here. Unfortunately those hooks aren't just screwed in they're soldered on. You have to very carefully remove them from the battery unit.
  • Tired yet? You should be. So fiddly!

  • The boards are connected by 1 screw and a male/female connector between the two boards. Be careful here.

  • Unfortunately those hooks aren't just screwed in they're soldered on. You have to very carefully remove them from the battery unit.

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All is done. You can disconnect other sub-units down a bit more, but it's pretty straightforward.  If you have a faulty flash you probably need to replace this entire board unit. Note the large capacitor connected to the flash. Be VERY careful around this, it can hold a large amount of charge which could discharge into you, if you touch the ends, or into other electronics it comes in touch with.
  • All is done. You can disconnect other sub-units down a bit more, but it's pretty straightforward. If you have a faulty flash you probably need to replace this entire board unit.

  • Note the large capacitor connected to the flash. Be VERY careful around this, it can hold a large amount of charge which could discharge into you, if you touch the ends, or into other electronics it comes in touch with.

  • Thanks for reading. This is my very first teardown, and I admit not all the images are great, need to get used to one handed photo taking. Hope this helps someone. I'm guessing most digital camera's of this type will have similar components!

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Suchiththa Wickremesooriya

Member since: 11/21/2016

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a great start- you`ve made all my electronic devices very nervous should your teardown inspire me, lol!

- did you get it back togerther again?

look forward to seeing your next job ;}

jontyhawkes - Reply

I did not put it back together again, I couldn't bear the effort! I took things apart at a ridiculous level.... And yeah, the only reason I'm taking this apart is my building has electronics recycling in it, and I thought I'd take some stuff in and take them apart. Then I thought - why not turn them into a breakdown?

Suchiththa Wickremesooriya -

Congratulations on your first teardown. I hope you took care not to poke around the capacitor without first discharging it. It can hold a charge for a long time without a power source, and touching the terminals with your finger is not a pleasant experience (yes, it happened to me).

Kar Wong - Reply

Thanks very much! I did make sure not to mess with the capacitor. I did remember enough about electronics to recognise it and immediately placed it away from anything sensitive! I think I'll update the teardown with that!

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