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Removing and replacing the lens is a very simple and easy task.

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  1. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate your camera such that the underside is facing you and the lens is facing the ground.

    • You should be able to see the camera's label, and it should be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.

  2. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using your left thumb, push down the slider to the left of the SD card slot.

    • When inserting a new battery or reinserting the one you removed, you can ignore this step.

  3. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Using your right index finger and thumb, pull the battery toward you and then away from the camera.

  4. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Camera Shell: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Orient the camera with the battery side facing up.

  5. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 4.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

    • Remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw.

  6. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • With the blue plastic opening tools, gently pry the plastic casing surrounding the start/stop button free.

    • Remove the casing using your right thumb and index finger.

  7. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Flip open the LCD panel to get to the side panel.

    • Remove the three 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screws.

  8. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the camera around to the grip side and remove the 5.5 mm Phillips Head screw using your J00 Phillips Head screwdriver.

  9. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • With the bottom of the camera facing up, remove the two 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws.

  10. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Orient the camera so the bottom is facing you.

    • Use the blue plastic opening tools to gently ease the camera shell off of the camera.

    • Rotate the camera so the LCD side panel is facing you and gently pry the shell off from the camera.

  11. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Lens Cover Panel: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Orient the camera such that the lens is facing to your left.

    • Using your right hand to hold the camera, gently remove the lens panel from the camera with your left hand.

    • The camera should be oriented with the lens pointing to your left.

  12. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Shutter Assembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is pointed to your left.

    • Using your right hand to hold the screwdriver and your left to hold the camera, remove the single 5.5 mm Phillips #00 screw from on the top of the shutter assembly.

  13. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate the camera such that the lens is pointed downward and the LCD screen points to your right.

    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the LCD screen's hinge.

  14. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Orient the camera such that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

    • Using your left hand to hold the camera, gently remove the shutter assembly from the hull with your right hand.

    • If you are only trying to remove the lens, you do not need to perform the next two steps.

  15. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Orient the camera such that the bottom is facing toward you and the lens is facing to your right.

    • Using your metal tweezers, gently remove the wire harness connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard.

  16. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Rotate the camera so that it is upright and the lens is facing to your right.

    • Remove the ribbon cable connecting the shutter assembly to the motherboard using your metal tweezers.

    • Be sure to pull the ribbon cable gently, as ribbon cables are easy to damage and can require soldering to repair.

  17. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Lens: step 17, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement, Lens: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the three 5.5mm Phillips #00 screws holding the lens in.

  18. Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 2 Sony Handycam HDR-CX380 Lens Replacement: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Gently pull the lens up from the camera.

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

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