Introduction

The control dial on the canon EOS A2 lies underneath the top cover of the device. The front cover must also be removed in order to access this.

Locate the battery door/camera grip on the left side of the camera and lift the rotating removal tab.
  • Locate the battery door/camera grip on the left side of the camera and lift the rotating removal tab.

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Twist the tab clockwise to unlock the door, then pull outward from the camera to remove it.
  • Twist the tab clockwise to unlock the door, then pull outward from the camera to remove it.

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Remove the battery from inside the battery housing and set the cover aside.
  • Remove the battery from inside the battery housing and set the cover aside.

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Remove the two 6.4mm screws above the lens aperture using a phillips #00 screw driver.
  • Remove the two 6.4mm screws above the lens aperture using a phillips #00 screw driver.

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Remove the 6.4mm screw from the inside of the flash bezel.
  • Remove the 6.4mm screw from the inside of the flash bezel.

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Flip the camera upside down and remove the 5.4mm screw below the lens bezel on the front of the camera.
  • Flip the camera upside down and remove the 5.4mm screw below the lens bezel on the front of the camera.

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Remove the 5.6mm screws behind the battery cover.
  • Remove the 5.6mm screws behind the battery cover.

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Remove two 6.4mm screws on the latch mechanism on the right side of the camera.
  • Remove two 6.4mm screws on the latch mechanism on the right side of the camera.

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Remove the 6.4mm screw on the top of the inside edge of the battery hole.
  • Remove the 6.4mm screw on the top of the inside edge of the battery hole.

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Starting at the flash, carefully pull the front cover away from the camera. Starting at the flash, carefully pull the front cover away from the camera.
  • Starting at the flash, carefully pull the front cover away from the camera.

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Remove the 4.3mm screw below the camera strap ring.
  • Remove the 4.3mm screw below the camera strap ring.

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Remove two 4.8mm screws located on both sides of the eyepiece.
  • Remove two 4.8mm screws located on both sides of the eyepiece.

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Pull the top cover up slowly.
  • Pull the top cover up slowly.

  • A ribbon cable is attached to the bottom of the top cover and the camera. Pull up very carefully to avoid damaging this.

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Once you have revealed the ribbon cable, gently let the top cover hang off the front of the camera. Use the plastic opening tool to gently pull the white tabs on the ribbon cable, releasing the ribbon cable.
  • Once you have revealed the ribbon cable, gently let the top cover hang off the front of the camera. Use the plastic opening tool to gently pull the white tabs on the ribbon cable, releasing the ribbon cable.

  • If you pull the white tabs all the way out, just insert them back in to avoid losing them.

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Remove the 3mm screw from the back of the control dial while holding the front of the control dial. Be ready to catch the control dial, button, and spring that will fall out with your hand. Be ready to catch the control dial, button, and spring that will fall out with your hand.
  • Remove the 3mm screw from the back of the control dial while holding the front of the control dial.

  • Be ready to catch the control dial, button, and spring that will fall out with your hand.

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On the bottom side of the top bezel, remove the ring, detent ball and spring. Your control dial is now ready to be replaced with a working unit.
  • On the bottom side of the top bezel, remove the ring, detent ball and spring. Your control dial is now ready to be replaced with a working unit.

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Conclusion

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

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Is it safe to do this procedure while a film is inside the camera?

Giovanni Murru - Reply

I was wondering if anyone could help me were I could possibly get the new parts?

I've looked around but found nothing relevant so far.

Thanks in advance,

Agoston Horanyi

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