Introduction

For this replacement, the front, back and top covering of the camera must be removed to get to the shutter button. Necessary tools for this replacement include a philips J000 screwdriver, a plastic opening tool, and a pair of precision tweezers. This replacement is moderately to highly involved and should be allotted at least one hour.

Locate the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the camera below the shutter button.
  • Locate the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the camera below the shutter button.

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Find the marked arrow on the battery compartment cover labeled "BATT. OPEN". Slide the lever following the arrow's direction and lift at the same time to release the latch.
  • Find the marked arrow on the battery compartment cover labeled "BATT. OPEN". Slide the lever following the arrow's direction and lift at the same time to release the latch.

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Release the lever and allow the battery compartment cover to completely open.
  • Release the lever and allow the battery compartment cover to completely open.

  • Remove the battery.

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Peel off grip material from the body of the camera exposing screws.
  • Peel off grip material from the body of the camera exposing screws.

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Remove the rubber eyepiece by sliding it upwards.
  • Remove the rubber eyepiece by sliding it upwards.

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Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the single 12.0 mm Phillips #000 screw.
  • Remove the three 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the single 12.0 mm Phillips #000 screw.

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Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws on the bottom of the camera.

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Remove the side cover using a plastic opening tool or your hands. Use a plastic opening tool to gently start prying the rear case up from the rest of the camera.
  • Remove the side cover using a plastic opening tool or your hands.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently start prying the rear case up from the rest of the camera.

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Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the ZIF connector on the left side of the camera. The ribbon cable on this device was torn in the process of removing the back case, so there are no photos showing this step. Disconnect the ribbon cable securing the rear case to the motherboard.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the ZIF connector on the left side of the camera. The ribbon cable on this device was torn in the process of removing the back case, so there are no photos showing this step.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable securing the rear case to the motherboard.

  • Separate the rear case from the camera.

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Remove the five 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the single 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screw.
  • Remove the five 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the single 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screw.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Pull off the cover.
  • Pull off the cover.

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Use a plastic opening to flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector. Pull the ribbon cables free of the connectors.
  • Use a plastic opening to flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector. Pull the ribbon cables free of the connectors.

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Remove side panel by unscrewing three 5mm Phillips J000 screws. Remove side panel by unscrewing three 5mm Phillips J000 screws.
  • Remove side panel by unscrewing three 5mm Phillips J000 screws.

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Using a Phillips J000 screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw from under the wheel and under the shutter button. Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws. One is beneath the function wheel, and one is beneath the shutter button.
  • Using a Phillips J000 screwdriver, remove the 5mm screw from under the wheel and under the shutter button.

  • Remove the two 5.0 mm Phillips #000 screws. One is beneath the function wheel, and one is beneath the shutter button.

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Remove the red and yellow plugs from their socket using the plastic opening tool. Position the tip of the tool under the raised plastic line then push up. Position the tip of the tool under the raised plastic line then push up.
  • Remove the red and yellow plugs from their socket using the plastic opening tool.

  • Position the tip of the tool under the raised plastic line then push up.

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Remove cable running from the top of the camera to the black and white box. Use a pair of precision tweezers to poke through the rubber coating and create a path for the wire to slide out. Disconnect the wire by sliding it away from the rubber.
  • Remove cable running from the top of the camera to the black and white box.

  • Use a pair of precision tweezers to poke through the rubber coating and create a path for the wire to slide out.

  • Disconnect the wire by sliding it away from the rubber.

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Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 5.0 mm screws and single 7.0 mm screw.
  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 5.0 mm screws and single 7.0 mm screw.

    • Notice that one is screwed in from the side.

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Once the screws are removed, wiggle the piece out of its socket and flip it over, exposing the shutter button. Use tweezers to separate the piece from the ribbon that it is glued to. Use tweezers to separate the piece from the ribbon that it is glued to.
  • Once the screws are removed, wiggle the piece out of its socket and flip it over, exposing the shutter button.

  • Use tweezers to separate the piece from the ribbon that it is glued to.

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Conclusion

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

Kenadie Buccellato

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Thanks for these instructions. I've successfully replaced the shutter button assembly on my Canon 50d using this guide.

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