If your lens stops working or you wish to use an alternative one, you will need to replace it. In this guide you will first remove the battery to avoid getting shocking while working inside the camera. Then you will remove the back panel, motherboard, viewfinder, and aperture motor before replacing your lens. In the process you will unscrew various screws and detach a number of electronic ZIF connector ribbons. Be extra cautious when moving any electronic ribbons, since they tear very easily. See this technique on disconnecting ZIF connectors to better learn how to detach a ZIF connector ribbon.
In several steps of this guide, the state of the camera in the accompanying visual or visuals will not correspond to the state of your camera. The visuals differ from your camera in the following ways:
- Electronic ribbons will appear torn and taped. Your camera's electronic ribbons should not be torn.
- Black tape will appear crinkled due to prior removal. Your camera's black tape should not appear to have been previously removed.