Introdução

When the camera is non-responsive, the most common issue is a faulty motherboard. This guide will take you through the step of removing the old motherboard and installing a new one.

  1. Remove the two screws on the right side of the camera and the two screws on the left side.
    • Remove the two screws on the right side of the camera and the two screws on the left side.

    • Use a small #00 Phillips flat head screwdriver.

    • Keep all the screws in a container and the two different types separate.

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  2. Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.
    • Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.

    • You need a three-prong screw driver for two of the three screws; keep these screws separate.

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    • Remove the back of the camera by carefully flipping it open to the right side.

    • There will be a ribbon cable attaching the front panel to the motherboard, be sure not to tear this.

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    • Pull the LCD screen to the left slightly, then lift and flip it open to the right.

    • There is also a ribbon cable attaching the LCD screen to the motherboard, be careful not to tear it.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, flip open the black lever to release the ribbon cable.

    • Gently slide the cable out of the lock; the LCD screen is now free to be removed.

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    • Remove the two screws that are holding the silver paneling on.

    • There is a gold ribbon cable which will tear upon removal of the silver paneling, this is normal.

    • Remove the screw on the right side which is anchoring the motherboard.

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    • Detach the two ribbon cables on the left side of the camera the same way the LCD cable was detached.

    • Detach the gold ribbon cable on the top middle of the camera as well.

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    • Hold wires on the left with an index finger.

    • Carefully wiggle out the motherboard. The flash and the speaker will come with it.

    • Make sure you have a motherboard that includes the flash and the speaker; these items are both soldered onto the motherboard.

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Conclusão

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

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