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  • Disassembly guide for V3 cams with two horizontal edges on the front panel.

    Warning! Some wires inside this type of cams can be soldered rather flimsy. Be prepared to solder it back if it falls off during the teardown.

    This teardown guide is for Q6, Q3H, X1, Excelvan Q8 and similar action cams. They are marked as 'iT_X3_V2.x' on the main PCB.

    This guide is created using the Q6 action camera.

    1. Remove the memory card, open the battery door and remove the battery. Put a case opening tool between the front panel and the main plastic frame. Click image for larger version  Name:	01.jpg Views:	1 Size:	54.2 KB ID:	2616

    2. Go through the perimeter. Click image for larger version  Name:	02.jpg Views:	1 Size:	33.3 KB ID:	2617

    3. Remove the front panel. Click image for larger version  Name:	03.jpg Views:	1 Size:	41.0 KB ID:	2618

    4. Remove the outer lens barrel. Click image for larger version  Name:	04.jpg Views:	1 Size:	26.8 KB ID:	2619

    5. Unscrew 4 screws in the corners. Click image for larger version  Name:	05.jpg Views:	1 Size:	60.7 KB ID:	2620

  • #2
    Teardown guide. Part II.

    6. Push forward the mainboard assembly until there is a gap which allows to disconnect the LCD ribbon cable.
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    7. Disconnect the ribbon cable using something like a toothpick (avoid using metal as it can damage circuits) and take out the mainboard assembly.
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    8. Unscrew 3 screws marked yellow. Screws, marked red hold the lens assembly in place.
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    9. Remove the power button PCB.
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    10. Now you have full access to the mainboard and the lens glued into its holder. Note, there are two wires between the board and the frame, if your camera has a LED under the lens.
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    Last edited by fatcat; 03-06-2017, 06:11 PM.

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    • #3
      Teardown guide. Part III.

      Now you can adjust the focus or do any modifications you want. When you’re done, it’s time to get the stuff back.

      11. In order to connect the LCD ribbon cable back we need to remove the plastic cover which protects the display and the LCD itself. To do this you need to gently push the plastic piece in the corner.
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      12. Use your case opening tool again through the perimeter of the back side. Remove The back cover and the LCD.
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      13. Put the mainboard assembly into the frame.
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      14. Connect the LCD ribbon cable and insert the LCD to the frame. Put the protection cover back.
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      To complete the job you'll need to put back the power button PCB, the lens barrel and the front panel.
      Last edited by fatcat; 03-06-2017, 06:15 PM.

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      • petesimon
        petesimon commented
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        thanks fatcat . it is all very nicely done and photographed. this guide most likely works for Andoer and "SJ9000" cameras that have the same button and lights/LEDs layout. for example this - http://www.ebay.com/itm/112190878467
        cheers.

    • #4
      petesimon Yes, the body design is the same. But the PCB color seems to be red, so there might be some differences inside.

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      • #5
        Just got my camera yesterday (Banggood) and am reading up on all the cool work you folks are doing. I registered now to say just how great this teardown is. I hope I don't need it... but thanks!

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        • petesimon
          petesimon commented
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          howdy, and welcome. good for you. yeah Banggood, Gearbest and other websites like those are great for many small electronics.
          Before you start tinkering or do a "teardown" of your camera, would you please share a backup copy of your camera firmware?
          You can use a script and video guide, here - https://www.goprawn.com/forum/allwin...?p=259#post259

      • #6
        Step by step video showing how to disassembly and get full access to the lens to focus the image:

        Code:
        1- Remove memory card and battery from the camera;
        2- Remove front plastic panel;
        3- Remove lens ring holder;
        4- Remove LCD cover;
        5- Pull out LCD screen and disconnect the LCD ribbon cable;
        6- Unscrew the screws in the corners on the front;
        7- Pull out main PCB board and plastic frame from external case;
        8- Detach plastic frame from main PCB board after unscrewing the screws on the back;
        9- Remove lens locker substance;
        10- Focus lens camera using HDMI, USB or WIFI connection.

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        • kenn
          kenn commented
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          Thanks for the video and the information.

          I did find that in my case (HDKing K1) I removed the front panel, then the lens surround ring, and I found that with careful use of a dental pick and small tweezers, I was able to remove enough of the 'glue' or locking stuff to be able to turn the lens easily. I didn't have to do the full disassembly.

          I was able to make a visible improvement in the focus, and the new focus position was about 15 degrees clockwise of the original factory focus position.
          Last edited by kenn; 03-19-2017, 07:22 PM.

      • #7
        Originally posted by NMD View Post
        4- Remove LCD cover;
        5- Pull out LCD screen and disconnect the LCD ribbon cable;
        Disassembling a camera in such order most likely will cause the damage (peeling off from the side) of LCD protector film.
        Last edited by nutsey; 03-20-2017, 07:24 AM.
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