Introduction

Use this guide to replace the Canon Powershot A75's speaker unit.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the camera over and locate the "BATT OPEN" sliding switch.
  • Turn the camera over and locate the "BATT OPEN" sliding switch.

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Slide the switch to the right. The battery cover should slide down and spring open. The battery cover should slide down and spring open.
  • Slide the switch to the right.

    • The battery cover should slide down and spring open.

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Remove the 4 AA batteries. Watch for the orientation of the batteries as they slide out. The battery orientation is shown under the battery flap itself and on a sticker next to the battery flap.
  • Remove the 4 AA batteries.

    • Watch for the orientation of the batteries as they slide out.

    • The battery orientation is shown under the battery flap itself and on a sticker next to the battery flap.

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Open the memory card slot by sliding it laterally until you hear a click Remove the 5.9mm screw in the upper corner of the memory card slot
  • Open the memory card slot by sliding it laterally until you hear a click

  • Remove the 5.9mm screw in the upper corner of the memory card slot

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Remove the two 4.1mm screws at the bottom of the battery flap.
  • Remove the two 4.1mm screws at the bottom of the battery flap.

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Lift the shutter button and speaker part from the top of the camera. Do not pull the part too hard because there is a plug connecting the speaker to the camera.
  • Lift the shutter button and speaker part from the top of the camera.

    • Do not pull the part too hard because there is a plug connecting the speaker to the camera.

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Using a pair of tweezers, grab the plug that connects the speaker to the camera and gently pull it out. Using a pair of tweezers, grab the plug that connects the speaker to the camera and gently pull it out. Using a pair of tweezers, grab the plug that connects the speaker to the camera and gently pull it out.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, grab the plug that connects the speaker to the camera and gently pull it out.

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Do not proceed to the next step unless you have previous soldering experience because you can damage the flash unit if you are not careful.
  • Do not proceed to the next step unless you have previous soldering experience because you can damage the flash unit if you are not careful.

  • Remove the glue and unsolder the speaker from the outer casing. Replace or repair the speaker as necessary.

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Conclusion

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

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