1. Turn off camera using the power botton on the top of the camera.
    • Turn off camera using the power botton on the top of the camera.

    • On the bottom of the camera, open the battery door and remove the battery.

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  2. Remove the 7 screws from the bottom of the camera using a Phillips screwdriver
    • Remove the 7 screws from the bottom of the camera using a Phillips screwdriver

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    • On the top cover, remove the two screws from under the metal tabs that are used to attach the camera straps.

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    • Remove the two screws on the right side of the camera.

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    • Remove 1 screw from the left side of the camera.

      • Inside the rubber door, remove the two black screws.

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    • Remove the two screw beneath the eyepiece

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    • Remove the screw in the center of the viewfinder focus knob located to the right of the eyepiece.

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    • Remove the two black screws on the front of the camera just above the lens mounting ring.

      • NOTE: Do not remove any of the silver screws on the lens mount ring. This could cause problems with auto focussing features.

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    • Using the spudger and plastic opening tool, pry the back of the camera loose.

    • Remove the ribbon connector on the lower left hand side of the circuit board.

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    • Using the spudger and plastic opening tool, pry the bottom of the front panel of the camera over the tripod mount.

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    • Remove the ribbon connector on the upper right hand side of the circuit board.

    • Remove the microphone connection on the upper left hand side of the circuit board.

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    • On the lower left side on the front of the camera, disconnect the red and yellow wires from the circuit board.

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    • Pull the top cover free.

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    • Remove the red wire that travels across the mirror box.

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    • Remove the 4 screws holding the mirror box in place.

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    • Remove 3 screws to disconnect the ribbon mount assembly

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    • Now that the top assembly is free, this exposes another screw on the right side of the mirror box.

      • Remove this screw.

      • Remove the orange ribbon cable.

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    • Remove the viewfinder assembly from the camera.The screws that hold the eyepiece in place are accessible. Remove these 3 screws from the rear face of the eyepiece. Two screws are located at the bottom and one screw is located on top.

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    • With the screws removed, the eyepiece can easily be pulled free.

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Conclusion

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

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Jacob Jaskolka

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I used this guide to fix my 600D (Rebel T3i), and it worked like a charm.

The middle lens of my viewfinder had popped out of its plastic holder. it is now back in place, thanks to this guide.

I have added a couple of marker, to make it just that little bit easier to spot the screws and ribbon cables.

Thanks again!

dauffret - Reply

I used this guide to fix my 600D, and it also worked like a charm.

The front lens of my viewfinder (the one closest to the eyepiece) has popped out of its plastic holder.

Leo Sauermann - Reply

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