In the very first step be aware that the you just need to remove the paper ring. In the photo above this is pink and on mine it was orange.
I made the mistake of thinking I had to use some force with a screwdriver, to remove the ring on the front, which resulted in me scratching the chrome ring.
Once you have removed the paper ring, you can see the screws (or they may be under the left over sticky backing to the paper but are easy to find).
These photos were extremely helpful and I was able to repair the camera.
The problem with mine, was that it would not switch on. We replaced the batteries, but still no good.
After using the above photos, I opened the camera and discovered that one of the two cables to one of the battery holders, had come loose.
In the process of resoldering the broken cable, the second battery cable also came off … mainly due to the use of VERY thin wire and minimum solder.
Anyway, the camera is now working again and my son is very happy.
Having trouble getting the home button to work … thankfully I’ve not stuck the new screen in place yet.
The home button gasket is in perfect condition,as is the bracket.
Everything looks correct, but there is no click from the button.
I can however activate the home button with the case open, by pressing on the small brass/metal piece in the centre … there is an audible click on the screen behaves as it should.
When remounting the home button bracket, is it OK to use glue or is it best to use tape, which in turn would create a small “gap” between the bracket and the front panel, or is best to use glue and just ensure that the bracket is as tight as possible up against the front panel, with no gap whatsoever.
In the event I cannot get the home button to work, then the workaround is to use the AssistiveTouch software option, which in theory removes the need to use/have a hardware button … not ideal though, so advice on how to fix the button is appreciated.
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