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Warning: The flash capacitors located under the front grip contain dangerous amounts of stored charge and will need to be safely discharged before removing the motherboard. Use a Capacitor Discharging Tool to do so.

The motherboard is crucial for the function of both the software and hardware of the Sony a6500 camera; its failure will result in an inoperable device. If your camera is failing to turn on despite having a functional battery, the motherboard may need replacing. This guide will walk you through the replacement of the motherboard; it requires more steps than the other guides because it is embedded deep inside the camera. This guide will require opening tools, spudger, tweezers, JIS 0 screwdriver, JIS 00 screwdriver, and JIS 000 screwdriver.

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    • Verify the camera is powered off by setting the switch to OFF.

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    • Flip the camera upside down.

    • Slide the battery compartment lock to OPEN to unlock it.

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    • Push the blue lever aside to release the battery.

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    • Remove the released battery from the compartment.

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    • To access the back of the camera remove the screws attaching the LCD screen hinge to the camera body.

    • Remove four 3mm JIS 000 screws.

    • Remove one 3mm JIS 00 screw.

    • After dismounting the screen hinge be careful to avoid tearing the black wire ribbon connecting the screen to the camera body.

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    • Grasp the viewfinder eyecup; slide it up and off the viewfinder.

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    • Press the flash popup button on the back of the camera.

    • Remove one 5mm JIS 00 screw from inside the flash compartment.

    • Remove one 4mm JIS 00 screw.

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    • To remove the top of the camera you must remove the back first.

    • Remove the 2.5mm JIS 00 screw from the side of the camera near the viewfinder.

    • Use the opening tool to pry off the small cover.

    • Remove two 2.5mm JIS 00 screws from underneath the cover.

    • Remove a 5mm JIS 00 screw from underneath the cover.

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    • Remove three 2.5mm JIS 0 screws from the back face of the camera.

    • Remove one 4mm JIS 00 screw from the underside of the lip that overhangs the back of the camera.

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    • Remove four 4mm JIS 0 screws from the bottom of the camera.

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    • Flip the battery lock switch to open and open the battery compartment.

    • Remove three 2.5mm JIS 00 screws from the top of the battery compartment.

    • You may need a longer or thinner screwdriver to reach the screws in the battery compartment.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to begin prying off the back of the camera from the side.

    • Continue to loosen the back until you can open it from the bottom.

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    • Open the back of the camera.

    • Use tweezers to remove two ribbon connectors from underneath the back. One connects to the LCD display and the other connects to the right side behind the battery compartment.

    • Ribbon connectors can tear easily. Grasp the plastic ends (not the ribbon) when removing.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to peel down the rubber grip around the handle at least 1 cm.

    • The adhesive holding the rubber grip down should be strong enough to reattach when you are done. If not, you may need an adhesive to reglue it.

    • Remove one 3mm JIS 000 screw from underneath the rubber grip on the right side.

    • Remove one 4mm JIS 000 screw from the left side.

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    • The last screws holding the top on can be accessed once the back of the camera is removed.

    • Remove one 2.5mm JIS 00 screw from the top next to the flash mount.

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    • Insert a long, thin JIS 00 screwdriver through the two holes and into the battery compartment; remove the two 5mm JIS 00 screws inside it.

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    • Use the long, thin, screwdriver to remove one 5mm JIS 00 screw inside the camera accessible below the dials from the back.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift up the shutter button assembly.

    • Grasp the front grip from the top and bottom and pull it off. It should come off easily with the shutter button out of the way.

    • The shutter button will still be attached by one ribbon cable once the front grip is removed.

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    • Remove one 2.5mm JIS 00 screw from where the shutter button assembly used to be.

    • Remove one 3mm JIS 00 screw from the side of the camera.

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    • Carefully unplug the two ribbon connectors attaching the top assembly to the rest of the camera.

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    • From the top of the camera remove one 4mm JIS 00 screw.

    • Remove one 5mm JIS 00 screw and the plastic bushing around it.

    • Remove the viewfinder's protective cover.

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    • Use the spudger to pry the light sensor off the side of the viewfinder.

    • When prying off the sensor, bend it out from the bottom.

    • Remove one 2.5mm JIS 000 screw on the side of the viewfinder to release it.

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    • Lift the viewfinder out and flip up the tab to release the wire ribbon where it is connected to the motherboard.

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    • Remove two 2.5mm JIS 00 screws from the left side and bottom of the copper shielding.

    • Remove two 2mm JIS 000 screws from the right side of the copper shielding.

    • Pull the entire copper shielding piece off.

    • When replacing the shielding, make sure to position the wire ribbon slot under the tabs designed to hold it down.

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    • You have now accessed the motherboard. The next step is to remove all the wire ribbons attached to it.

    • Remove one 4mm JIS 00 screw holding down a plastic spacer on the bottom left of the motherboard.

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    • Use tweezers to carefully pull out the first wire ribbon on the left side of the motherboard.

    • Use the spudger to flip up the tab locking in the wire ribbons at the bottom of the motherboard, then pull them out with tweezers.

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    • Carefully use tweezers to remove four wire ribbons on the right side of the motherboard.

    • Remove the last two wire ribbons on the top of the motherboard by flipping up the locking tab and pulling them out.

    • Pull the blue coaxial cable up off the board.

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    • Remove one 4mm JIS 00 screw from the upper right of the motherboard and another from the far left.

    • Remove the plastic housing for the power and HDMI ports.

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    • The flash capacitors connected to the yellow wire harness have dangerous amounts of stored charge. You must safely discharge them before continuing. Use a Capacitor Discharging Tool to do so.

    • Grasp the motherboard from the sides and lift it up. It is still connected by two wires on the bottom right side.

    • Pull the wire ribbon on the underside off with tweezers.

    • After you have discharged the capacitor, pull the yellow wire harness out using tweezers.

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    • Disconnect the wire ribbon connecting the power port to the board.

Conclusione

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

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