This post is going to take the form of a pictorial guide to removing the case and main board of the Fuji Finepix 4700 zoom camera.
I’ve recently renewed my interest in vintage photography, particularly digital vintage photography, and so when I saw a Fuji Finepix 4700 digital compact camera for sale, advertised as not working, I decided it would be worth the £4 or so it was being sold for to see if I could repair it.
The actual fault reported was that the camera would not turn on, so I thought it likely that the problem would probably be quite easy to fix – perhaps a broken solder connection or possibly some corrosion on a battery terminal. As it happens, when I got the camera and stripped it down it turned out to not be so simple and I haven’t yet discovered what is wrong, but I thought it would be worth recording the steps I took to get the camera apart in case anyone else needs to do the same.
The images below will show the procedure I used and I’ve also written the description below and included pointers to particular areas where care needs to be taken. I should just say that the images were taken under less than ideal conditions and some of them are a bit blurry – I hope that it’s still possible to see the essential parts of the procedure.