TDC Stereo Vivid
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The A100 is held together with eight cross head screws. I can say they
aren't Posidrive®, but I doubt they are real Philips®. With that said, my
000 Philips® head screwdriver did the trick perfectly. There are two
different sizes of screws used, so get something like a muffin tin to keep your
parts labeled and separate.
Start by removing the CF card, batteries, and the battery door. Then,
it's time to dig in with the screwdriver.
- Four under the CF/battery door
- Two on the bottom by the tripod mount
- Two on the serial port end
Keep them separated as there are two different sizes. I use a
very small fishing lure box to hold all of the various parts and pieces I
- After removing the screws, the case opens clam shell fashion
- Take care not to over flex the ribbon cables
- Release the two ZIF connectors (circled in yellow in the photo to
the left) and lift the back free
Part of the beauty of the design becomes clear here. All of the
controls (with two minor exceptions that we will cover shortly) and
displays are contained on the back panel. A big change from the A5
where controls and displays were here, there, and everywhere
There is one more cable to release. The power switch is combined
with the lens cover on the front of the camera. It's cable comes
into the camera core just above the tripod mount and is circled in yellow
in the picture to the left. Pull it straight
out of its connector with a very small pair of smooth jawed pliers.
This is not a ZIF socket and you must exercise care not to kill that cable
or its connector.
The core lifts out of the front case section, and Bob's your