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By this point, very little of the camera is still assembled. Next, we're going to remove the top panel and accompanying electronics. The only things left on the chassis are the battery compartment and the main logic board.

With the camera lying face down, begin by removing the small Phillips screw indicated by the red circle.

Turn the camera so that you are looking at the front. Using your finger or a plastic spudger, release the tab near the upper left corner.

Be careful when removing the top assembly. It is still connected to the chassis via a ribbon cable. Using a spudger, gently lift up on the black tab to release the ribbon connector.

You can now separate the top assembly. This assembly contains the flash bulb as well as the power and shutter buttons. The flash capacitor is also connected to it, so be very careful when handling this piece.

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