For absolute safety, you need to discharge the flash capacitor, otherwise you risk accidentally killing your camera.
there's an idiot with more $$$ than sense. kind of like the jerk who smashed an Apple iPad outside the Apple store on release day "just because i can...."
why do i get the distinct feeling that his camera is dead regardless?
ifixit has a very good reputation as the go-to disassembly manual for all sorts of gadgets, and they also sell parts. Smashing is one thing, but careful disassembly with detailed guides are something else. I'd hardly say this is an idiot move. They've successfully acquired a niche, and they're very good at it. :wink: