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Open z3 body

I have a z3 I fried with 12vdc; I want to fix that someday but for now just want to swap its good battery door onto a working z3. Need a little help getting started opening this puppy without breaking it forever.

maybe you have a link to a manual, etc? even just pointers would be good.

thanks much for whatever insight you can offer.
Tracy Pierce

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  • ktpierce Apr 10, 2008

    good info about the shock-loosened connector, but no info re opening the camera.



    but I figured that out and posted how to open on a couple of Battery Door threads.

  • ktpierce Apr 11, 2008

    wonderful, thanks! I had a bit of trouble spotting the photos, maybe there are more in there. btw I found you only need to peel the grip back starting at the tip of right thumb past the single screw near the top. the tricky screw is the one deep in the battery compartment; I posted instr's on a couple of 'battery door' threads.



    anyway, thanks for your reply and your efforts. If you happen to be in the market for Z3 parts, I have everything except for some fried goodies where the power connects. The camera was working ok with 12vdc connected for several minutes, after which the camera died closely followed by the power supply.

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I opened a Z3 to fix a loose connector. I posted some pictures here:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=573231&forum_id=20

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

  • Michael Ifurung Apr 11, 2008

    I mentioned in the forum that you have to remove all the rubbers in the grip of the camera. Once the rubber is removed, you will see all the screws. The rubber can be put back in place using double adhesive tapes. There is also a photo there showing the circuit board of the camera

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