Introduction

The optical lens is frequently reported as 'not working' or broken. This guide will take you through the steps of removing the malfunctioning lens and installing a new one.

Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera and the two screws from the left side.
  • Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera and the two screws from 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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Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the three screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • Use a three-prong screwdriver for two of the three screws; keep these screws separate.

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  • Remove the back 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 an orange ribbon cable attaching the LCD screen to the motherboard, be careful not to tear it.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool to 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 foil which will tear upon removal of the silver paneling, this is normal.

  • Remove the screw anchoring the motherboard on the right.

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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, to keep them out of the way.

  • 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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  • Lift the lens off of the camera base (there is nothing anchoring it down).

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Conclusion

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

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