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  • Disassembly guide for V3 cams with soft-touch front panel and BK-L marked battery.

    This teardown guide is for V60S, F60R and similar action cams. They have soft-touch coating on the front panel and the 'BK-L' marking on batteries.

    This guide is created using the V60S action camera.

    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.

    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. Go with it through the perimeter. Click image for larger version  Name:	01.jpg Views:	1 Size:	71.4 KB ID:	3004
    2. Remove the front panel. Click image for larger version  Name:	02.jpg Views:	1 Size:	48.0 KB ID:	3005
    3. Remove the outer plastic lens barrel. Click image for larger version  Name:	03.jpg Views:	1 Size:	32.3 KB ID:	3006
    4. Use a box cutter or similar sharp tool to shave three plastic pieces that hold the power button PCB in place. Click image for larger version  Name:	04.jpg Views:	1 Size:	21.9 KB ID:	3007
    5. Unscrew 4 screws in the corners and one screw located under the QC sticker. Then turn up the power button PCB and remove the inner front panel piece. Click image for larger version  Name:	05.jpg Views:	1 Size:	62.8 KB ID:	3008

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    6. Start pulling the mainboard assembly forward from the side shown on the picture.
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    7. Continue to the other side until there is a gap which allows to disconnect the LCD ribbon cable. Use something like a toothpick (avoid using metal as it can damage circuits).
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    8. Take out the mainboard assembly.
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    9. Unscrew 2 screws marked yellow, there also might be another screw in a place marked blue. Screws, marked red hold the lens assembly in place.
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    10. Remove the battery holder.
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    Last edited by fatcat; 03-24-2017, 05:48 PM.

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      11. Now we start removing the sensor assembly. Open the ribbon cable lock.
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      12. Unscrew 2 screws marked red from the step 9 above and detach the sensor assembly unit.
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      13. The amount of the thread lock substance may vary so I recommend to use a sharp tool and all of your eagerness here with full attention.
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      14. When you are done with the glue you can remove the lens and check what sensor is installed in your camera. Make sure not to let any dust to get in.
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      15. When the lens is put in place we are ready to get the stuff back. And now we can also readjust the focus. Gently push the plastic piece in the corner.
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      Last edited by fatcat; 03-24-2017, 06:07 PM.

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        16. Use your case opening tool again through the perimeter of the back side. Remove The back cover and the LCD. Click image for larger version  Name:	16.jpg Views:	1 Size:	29.6 KB ID:	3022
        17. Put the mainboard assembly into the frame starting from the side with connectors (the red arrow) and then insert the other side (the yellow arrow). Click image for larger version  Name:	17.jpg Views:	1 Size:	51.9 KB ID:	3023
        18. When the main assebly and the inner front panel are in place you can start refocusing the lens. You don't need to install the LCD now in case something will reqiure more tweaks of the main board or the lens assembly. Click image for larger version  Name:	18.jpg Views:	1 Size:	62.9 KB ID:	3024
        19. Now you can plug in your TV HDMI cable and turn the camera on. The 4x digital zoom (activates with the up button long press) makes the process much easier. Click image for larger version  Name:	19.jpg Views:	1 Size:	19.6 KB ID:	3025
        After refocusing you can put a mark on the lens barrel in line with something to be sure about its position later.
        To finish the job you'll need to put back the LCD with its cover, the lens barrel and the front panel.
        Last edited by fatcat; 03-24-2017, 06:31 PM.

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        • #5
          Very nicely done! But I'm no longer tinkering with Allwinner V3 cams. So now, I would like help to disassemble my F69 camera so I can see what's wrong the dysfunctional OK shutter button. There are more screws in this camera body compared to above.

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