Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front or top body panels of your EOS 6D or to access damaged internal components.

Remove the viewfinder cover by pinching the sides and sliding it upward.
  • Remove the viewfinder cover by pinching the sides and sliding it upward.

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Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera.
  • Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera.

  • Use your thumb to slide the small black tab on the inside of the battery door up and pull the door off the camera.

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Slide your fingernail or the flat end of the spudger underneath the rubber covering and gently peel it off all sides of the camera.
  • Slide your fingernail or the flat end of the spudger underneath the rubber covering and gently peel it off all sides of the camera.

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Open the covers to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports on the side of the camera by gently pulling outward on the bottom of the covers.
  • Open the covers to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports on the side of the camera by gently pulling outward on the bottom of the covers.

  • Rotate the covers to the side so that you can see the connection ports inside.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • Two silver 5mm Phillips #00

    • One black 6mm Phillips #00

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Remove the cover to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports by gently lifting the tab on the bottom edge of the camera.
  • Remove the cover to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports by gently lifting the tab on the bottom edge of the camera.

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Rotate your camera so the bottom side is facing you.
  • Rotate your camera so the bottom side is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • Two 6mm Phillips #00

    • One 3mm Phillips #00

Correction:

2x 3mm Phillips #00

1x 6mm Phillips #00 in battery compartment

Joey Fresco - Reply

Figure circle is not correct. Joey Fresco is right.

Tomonori OTA - Reply

the 6mm phillips #00 is under the grip.  The other 2 are 3mm.

Jay Wang - Reply

Rotate your camera so the back is facing you.
  • Rotate your camera so the back is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • Three silver 5mm Phillips #00

    • Two black 6mm Phillips #00

    • One black 4mm Phillips #00

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A black ribbon wire connects the rear panel to the inside of the camera. Breaking this wire would make your rear screen and buttons non-functional. Carefully use your fingers to tilt the back panel downward to about a 90 degree angle.
  • A black ribbon wire connects the rear panel to the inside of the camera. Breaking this wire would make your rear screen and buttons non-functional.

  • Carefully use your fingers to tilt the back panel downward to about a 90 degree angle.

  • Use the flat end of the spudger to gently pry off the ribbon wire from the inside of the camera.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Remove the 8mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the front of the camera.
  • Remove the 8mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom of the front of the camera.

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Rotate the camera so the side opposite the HDMI/AV ports is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the side opposite the HDMI/AV ports is facing you.

  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from the bottom edge of this side.

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Rotate the camera so the bottom is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the bottom is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • Two 8mm Phillips #00

    • One 4mm Phillips #00

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Remove the bottom panel from the camera by using your fingers to pull outward on the tab inside the battery compartment.
  • Remove the bottom panel from the camera by using your fingers to pull outward on the tab inside the battery compartment.

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Rotate the camera so the front is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the front is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • Three 5mm Phillips #00

    • Two 6mm Phillips #00

    • One 4mm Phillips #00

the screw on the grip is 4mm shorter then 2 on the right side.

Jay Wang - Reply

Rotate the camera so the side opposite the HDMI/AV ports is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the side opposite the HDMI/AV ports is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

    • One 4mm fine-thread Phillips #00

    • Two 4mm coarse-thread Phillips #00

Screw types were wrong.   There is only one coarse-tread Philips on the botton.  The top two are fin-thread.

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The red speaker wire is attached to the inside of the front panel. Opening the front panel forcefully may break it.
  • The red speaker wire is attached to the inside of the front panel. Opening the front panel forcefully may break it.

  • Slowly fold the front panel to the right without pulling it away from the right edge of the camera.

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Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside of the front panel to separate the panel from the speaker wire.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside of the front panel to separate the panel from the speaker wire.

Can the lens mount ring (the EF mount ring with the red dot) actually be removed without having to remove the front panel by just removing the four screws? Or does one actually have to disassemble the whole camera as shown in this guide?

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz - Reply

Better to remove mount ring after disassemble the whole came as this guide. The ring was caught and could not be removed.

Tomonori OTA - Reply

Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from the inside of the top panel, below the strap hook.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from the inside of the top panel, below the strap hook.

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Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from the inside of the top panel, below the shutter button.
  • Remove the 4mm Phillips #00 screw from the inside of the top panel, below the shutter button.

This step is not necessary

Scott McRae - Reply

Rotate the camera so the top is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the top is facing you.

  • Remove the 6mm Phillips #00 screw from next to the analog screen.

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Rotate the camera so the back is facing you.
  • Rotate the camera so the back is facing you.

  • Remove the Phillips #00 screw from the viewfinder focus.

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Carefully detach the two light brown ribbon wires on the top panel:
  • Carefully detach the two light brown ribbon wires on the top panel:

    • The right ribbon by prying it out with the flat end of the spudger.

    • The left ribbon by using tweezers to gently wiggle it out toward the top.

The ribbon connector indicated in orange has a lever on the back of the connector that you lift with the spudger to release the cable. Then reinsert the cable until you feel it hit home and close the lever.

Scott McRae - Reply

Scott is right.  To raise the lever is necessary when putting the ribbon back.

Jay Wang - Reply

A ribbon wire connects the inside of the top panel to the body of the camera.
  • A ribbon wire connects the inside of the top panel to the body of the camera.

  • Slowly lift the top panel to about an inch above the body of the camera.

  • Carefully use the flat end of the spudger to detach the ribbon wire from the top of the camera.

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Grip the remaining side panel with your fingers and gently pop it off the camera.
  • Grip the remaining side panel with your fingers and gently pop it off the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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Actually, it would be perfect to note the color of the screws throughout the manual. This would help to get it right!

But thanks anyway, you saved me!!

mrbakin - Reply

In step 11 one of the red circles marks incorrect screw - should point the one near plate not the one in battery compartment (compare to step 6)

leszekcylupa - Reply

My DSLR don't want to start after remount :(

dlirsoon - Reply

Thanks.  You folks did a great job.  It help me replacing the main dial in 3 hours in just the first attempt.

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