Introduction

This guide will show users how to remove the front panel. It is necessary to remove the front panel in order to remove the top panel and access many internal components.

Parts

No parts required.

Peel back the rubber cover above the in/out ports to reveal two screw heads.
  • Peel back the rubber cover above the in/out ports to reveal two screw heads.

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Remove both 5.4 mm screws using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove both 5.4 mm screws using a Phillips #0.

I just accidentally stripped one of those screws. Is there anything I can do or am I...screwed?

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Lift the in/out port plastic covering from the bottom where the backup battery used to be.
  • Lift the in/out port plastic covering from the bottom where the backup battery used to be.

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Remove each 6.3 mm screw on either side of the viewfinder using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove each 6.3 mm screw on either side of the viewfinder using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Remove the three 4.8 mm screws on the bottom of the back plate using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove the three 4.8 mm screws on the bottom of the back plate using a Phillips #0.

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Peel back the rubber covering next to the menu dial to access the screw.
  • Peel back the rubber covering next to the menu dial to access the screw.

  • Remove the single 3.4 mm screw using a Phillips #0.

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The back panel can now fall off easily by turning the device upside down. Be sure to catch it so the data ribbons do not tear or tug.
  • The back panel can now fall off easily by turning the device upside down. Be sure to catch it so the data ribbons do not tear or tug.

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Remove each data ribbon cable from the motherboard by applying pressure down towards the motherboard and gently sliding your thumb upwards on the slot where the cable meets the motherboard. This will raise a very small clip that locks the cable in place.
  • Remove each data ribbon cable from the motherboard by applying pressure down towards the motherboard and gently sliding your thumb upwards on the slot where the cable meets the motherboard. This will raise a very small clip that locks the cable in place.

  • The back panel is now free from the rest of the device.

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Using tweezers, pull out the wire attaching the front panel to the motherboard.
  • Using tweezers, pull out the wire attaching the front panel to the motherboard.

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Peel off the rubber cover on the front panel in order to access the screws underneath.
  • Peel off the rubber cover on the front panel in order to access the screws underneath.

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Remove each of the 4.9 mm three screws using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove each of the 4.9 mm three screws using a Phillips #0.

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Remove the two 4.8 mm screws above where the lens would be using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove the two 4.8 mm screws above where the lens would be using a Phillips #0.

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Remove the single screw underneath where the lens would be using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove the single screw underneath where the lens would be using a Phillips #0.

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Remove the four 3.0 mm screws next to the memory card reader using a Phillips #0. Remove the four 3.0 mm screws next to the memory card reader using a Phillips #0. Remove the four 3.0 mm screws next to the memory card reader using a Phillips #0.
  • Remove the four 3.0 mm screws next to the memory card reader using a Phillips #0.

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Remove the front panel by lifting upwards from the right side where the in/out ports used to be. Remove the front panel by lifting upwards from the right side where the in/out ports used to be.
  • Remove the front panel by lifting upwards from the right side where the in/out ports used to be.

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Conclusion

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

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Good write-up. I just replaced my casing using these instructions.

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