Introduction

Use this guide to replace the front casing on your Canon EOS Rebel T3i.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.
  • Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.

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Hook your finger onto the compartment door latch.
  • Hook your finger onto the compartment door latch.

  • Open the battery compartment door.

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Remove the battery from the compartment.
  • Remove the battery from the compartment.

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Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Some variations of this camera may have one 3mm and one 6mm screws

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Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the three 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the single 6 mm Phillips #000 screw.

  • Some variation of this camera have two 3mm and two 6mm screws

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Peel back the grip tape with your fingernail.
  • Peel back the grip tape with your fingernail.

  • Depending on the age of the camera, the grip tape will stick back in place with no need for extra glue.

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Remove the four 5 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the four 5 mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Some variation of this model may have three 5mm screws and one 6mm

The 6mm screw would sit in the bottom right hole, if it has this one longer screw.

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Slide off the right side of the camera.
  • Slide off the right side of the camera.

  • Do not completely separate the body yet. There are still wires that must be disconnected. If the body is pulled apart too quickly, it may cause damage.

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Lift off the USB cover.
  • Lift off the USB cover.

  • Do not completely remove the back of the camera. There are still wires that must be disconnected. Removing the back too quickly may cause damage to wires.

  • When lifting the cover, the only thing resisting your tug is the plug cover stopper. Just pull, you'll be fine.

  • When replacing it, having the covers snug on the plate will make it easier to push the whole cover on

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After separating the back, gently lift off one side of the light blue wire with the spudger until the connector is totally removed.
  • After separating the back, gently lift off one side of the light blue wire with the spudger until the connector is totally removed.

  • You may feel a slight resistance as you pull the top of the back cover off, it will click but that is fine.

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With the spudger, remove the orange ribbon cable leading to the circuit board from the back of the camera.
  • With the spudger, remove the orange ribbon cable leading to the circuit board from the back of the camera.

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Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the two 6 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Remove the single 6 mm and two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.
  • Remove the single 6 mm and two 3 mm Phillips #000 screws.

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Use the spudger to lift the plastic under the tripod mount.
  • Use the spudger to lift the plastic under the tripod mount.

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Lift the front cover off.
  • Lift the front cover off.

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Conclusion

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

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