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I decided just to complete my outfit with a new camera and I came across this fantastic Panasonic Lumix LX3 contrary to my obsession pro-Canon said.
And I'm loving it.
But like all love stories, at one point, you have to disassemble and replace… to make them last forever.
Invitation to talk.
In order to enter to the heart of jaren unscrew all screws “visible”. AND’ important to note that the screws are not all equal… but Panasonic engineers haven't missed anything: each set of screws was marked with a different color.
In the gallery below you can see how.
But despite we have unscrewed all screws “visible” also trying to pull the back of the machine just won't want to know come out. In fact there are four screws “hidden” in flash connector and optical viewfinder (a still different measure). To pull it off, you can use a screwdriver or a coupon a little’ stiff. We must be careful not to pull the plug, Anyway, because it is connected to the Board with a flat not very durable.
At this point you can pull off with the back of the machine. Always carefully because of the flat, but those of the LCD this time (a flat for the image and one for the light).
To remove the flat you have to raise the black sticks close both connectors (the small and the large one). Then to remove the LCD from the camera body to be removed from the slide the two points that hold anchored.
Top with flash
At this point we can concentrate on the motherboard. There are many flat and only two screws. Screws and flat we can pull away (with some attention because of the hooks that serve to link the machine to Choker) the upper part with the commands and flash. Care must be taken not to discover flash contacts because if load still could be damaged and download all the accumulated electricity on you?!!?
Now we can remove the flash… Note the connector on the right that is not a flat!?!
Since we had already unscrewed the two screws (the white and blue) and removed all the flat we have another task before you can remove the motherboard: It should be noted that the card is stuck in a small plastic section… so just push it slightly upwards and then pull it towards us.
And we are the last guy (still no ...) of lives that will meet. It is characterized by no color but it is easy to recognize as the longest among those so far encountered. Located in the inlet marked in pictures. Removed the battery compartment can be removed easily.
CCD and optical
At this point we are facing at the heart of the Lumix LX3. Here in addition to remove it from the machine body have not been able to disassemble the optics ne to see this famous 1/1.63 CCD″ larger than the other compact CCD because there is a strange star screw (a little’ How to reverse a torx) I didn't how to disassemble….
Below I put a image gallery of CCD and electronic parts of the motherboard.
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