Use this guide to remove and/or replace the motherboard on the left side of the camera.

  1. Place camera LCD side up and press up on the battery door.
    • Place camera LCD side up and press up on the battery door.

    • Let it swing open until you can see the battery inside.

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  2. Press down on the orange plastic.
    • Press down on the orange plastic.

    • This will gently eject the battery from its compartment.

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    • Holding the edges, slide out the battery.

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    • Look at the camera from the side with the lanyard and 4 screws.

      • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws on the metallic colored part.

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    • Remove the 3mm screw on the top left.

      • NOTE: When reassembling, it is helpful to put the top screw back in before placing the front cover back on the camera.

    • Now remove the 5.3mm screw on the bottom.

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    • Place the camera LCD side down.

    • Remove the two 5.3mm screws by the battery door.

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    • Remove the four 3.4mm screws on the bottom of the camera around the tripod mount.

      • Make sure to keep these screws separate from the previous 5.3 mm screws.

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    • Stand the camera back up.

    • Remove the two 3.6mm screws on the side with the A/V Out port.

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    • Lift open the rubber flap covering the A/V Out port.

      • Remove the 3.4mm screw in the center.

      • During reassembly, put the A/V out rubber door on before replacing the front panel of the camera

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    • Use a spudger and gently open up the front panel of the camera.

      • A thin plastic ribbon will stay connected by a brown piece to front panel of the camera.

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    • There will be a brown plastic piece keeping the thin plastic ribbon in place.

    • Use the spudger to pull out the brown plastic piece attached to the orange plastic.

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    • Use a pair of tweezers and remove the metal piece inside the camera.

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    • Remove the battery door

      • NOTE: Putting this back on requires aligning the spring on the back of the door with the hole on the camera

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    • Disconnect the black and red cable on the left side of the lens.

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    • Disconnect the two orange ribbons on the front of the mother board.

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    • Pull off the orange ribbon on the upper left of the motherboard.

      • This will become available only after removing the ribbon on top.

    • Remove the other two orange ribbons on the middle of the left motherboard.

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    • Remove the 3.3mm screw halfway up the left side of the motherboard just to the left of the lens.

    • Go under the piece of plastic and remove the 2.6mm screw.

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    • Unplug the top part of the left motherboard.

      • Gently lift the left motherboard up to remove

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


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