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This guide will show you how to remove and replace the lens box unit on the Olympus VR-350.

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  1. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, Front Plate: step 1, image 1 of 2 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, Front Plate: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 4mm screws from each side of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

  2. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 4mm screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

  3. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Use the plastic opening tools and your fingers to pry the front plate from the camera.

    • You might need to open the battery cover to remove the front plate.

  4. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, Back Plate: step 4, image 1 of 2 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, Back Plate: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to pry open the back cover.

    • When you remove the back of the camera, the button membrane might fall out. Don’t lose this sheet.

    • The LCD screen is connected to the body of the camera by an orange ribbon cable. Don’t pull this ribbon cable out.

  5. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, LCD Screen: step 5, image 1 of 2 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, LCD Screen: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw from the bottom left corner of the button plate located under the button membrane.

  6. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the button pad up to fully reveal the visible ribbon cable.

    • You might need to bend the button pad out of the way.

  7. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pull out the LCD screen and the ribbon cable.

    • The ribbon cable should be easy to pull out.

  8. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement, Lens Box Unit: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal plate that was underneath the LCD screen by removing the four 4 mm screws with the Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

  9. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the orange ribbon cable from the connector on the left side of the motherboard.

    • To do this, gently lift up the small grey clasp and pull the cable ribbon.

  10. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • There are two other small ribbon cables under the motherboard connected to the lens box. Pull them out from the motherboard.

    • You may need to use force to pull out the ribbon cables.

  11. Olympus VR-350 Lens Box Unit Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the lens box up and out to remove it.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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