Split the camera case in half. BE CAREFUL THE CAPACITOR WILL BE CHARGED! Take out the battery with out touching the circuitry then, Take a knife and be careful to not be touching the blade or any metal conncted to the blade. Then stick the knife in between the two metal prongs coming out of the capacitor. You should see a spark fly off of the knife from one side to the other. Shift the knife around a little bit more until there are no sparks left. Now the capacitor will be completely empty and safe to work with.