ContourHD 720p and 1080p Battery Clip Replacement Instructions
1. With the camera upright and facing you, make certain the lens bezel is rotated to the far left so that the two alignment lasers are vertical.
2. Remove the small set-screw in the rotating bezel that holds the protective lens (it should be located on the right side of thee bezel). You will need a very small screwdriver to do this – like an eye-glasses screwdriver (drugstores often sell these if you do not have one).
3. With the camera lens pointing towards you, twist the bezel counterclockwise and unscrew it from the camera
4. Once you’ve unscrewed the lens cover, remove the screws on the metal cylinder of the camera (1 on each side).
5. Slide the metal cylinder forward (towards the lens-side) and off of the camera. The record switch should now be removable
6. Remove the 4 screws (2 on each side) holding the rails onto the camera. This will allow the rails to move freely, at which point you can pull the rails off of the camera. The back door of the camera will come free at this point as well.
7. The two pieces of the casing should now be held together with two stickers – a black sticker and the “REC” sticker, and 3 silver screws
Two of these screws are at the base of the camera, and the 3rd screw is underneath the black sticker. If you remove these, you should be able to open the casing, giving you proper access to the battery latch hole. Please be very careful at this point, as the exposed circuitry is delicate.
8. Pry out the broken battery latch and insert the new piece into the battery latch hole.
9. Put the small metal piece on the back of the battery clip, which should be inside the camera at this point. This piece keeps the battery latch in place. Due to its small size, it may take some time to install. You might want to try pushing it in with your small screwdriver.
10. Snap the two housing pieces together – make sure that the two pieces connected by wires are in their respective cradles (one on each side of the casing).
11. Replace the 3 silver screws.
12. Replace the "REC" sticker and the black sticker.
13. Slide the back door back into position. Make certain the slots on the rubber hinge of the back door align with pegs on the base of the camera case before snapping the rails back onto the camera case.
14. Once the rails are snapped on and secured with four screws, slide the aluminum camera barrel back on the camera (front to rear) and secure it with two screws at the back of the barrel.
15. Screw the bezel back on the camera. Make certain the clear protective lens is positioned in the bezel. Do not screw it on to the point that the optical lens on the camera rotates. Align the white mark on the bezel with the white mark on the left of the camera housing.
16. The hole for the set screw should now be on the right side of the bezel. You may need to slightly rotate the bezel one way or the other to get the set-screw hole on the bezel to line up with the hole in the camera.
17. Once the holes are aligned, reinstall the set-screw. You may have to push the screw in firmly to get it started.