Introduction

This guide will allow you to repair or replace the viewfinder of the Canon PowerShot A95.

Image 1/2: Slide the black “BATT OPEN” button to the right. Image 2/2: Remove four AA batteries from the device.
  • Locate the black “BATT OPEN” button on the underside of the camera.

  • Slide the black “BATT OPEN” button to the right.

  • Remove four AA batteries from the device.

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Image 1/1: Keep all screws separated by step and in a place where they will not be lost.
  • Locate and remove three screws on the underside of the camera (3x small Phillips head).

  • Keep all screws separated by step and in a place where they will not be lost.

  • Tip: a jewelry tray can be helpful for keeping all the screws secure and separated.

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  • Locate and remove two screws on the same side of the camera as the marked A/V port (2x small Phillips head).

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Image 1/2: Gently pull up around edges until the plastic flap inside is pulled out and the piece swings upward (piece should pull free). Image 2/2: Gently pull up around edges until the plastic flap inside is pulled out and the piece swings upward (piece should pull free).
  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, remove the plastic covering you just removed screws from on the left side of camera.

  • Gently pull up around edges until the plastic flap inside is pulled out and the piece swings upward (piece should pull free).

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  • Remove indicated screw holding front of camera in place.

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Image 1/3: Remove this screw (Phillips head). Image 2/3: Remove this screw (Phillips head). Image 3/3: Remove this screw (Phillips head).
  • Push against the memory card cover in order to pull it outward toward you to reveal a screw underneath.

  • Remove this screw (Phillips head).

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Image 1/1: Tip: using a magnetic screwdriver is very helpful, as the screws are difficult to reach.
  • Re-open the battery cover. Locate and remove the three screws under the battery cover (3x small, long Phillips head).

  • Tip: using a magnetic screwdriver is very helpful, as the screws are difficult to reach.

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Image 1/1: Note: DO NOT pull too hard as there is a plug connecting the speaker to the camera.
  • Locate and lift the shutter button, speaker, and option wheel from the top of the camera.

  • Note: DO NOT pull too hard as there is a plug connecting the speaker to the camera.

  • The memory card cover will pop off in this process.

  • Note the original location next to the loose pieces of hardware. This piece will remain attached to the device, so do not try to fully detach it.

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Image 1/2: Separate the back casing from the front casing of the camera. Image 2/2: Removing the casing may require the use of a spudger.
  • Locate and press the button on the lower left corner of the lens.

  • Separate the back casing from the front casing of the camera.

  • Removing the casing may require the use of a spudger.

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Image 1/2: This piece will remain attached to the device, so do not try to fully detach it. Image 2/2: This piece will remain attached to the device, so do not try to fully detach it.
  • Twist the LCD screen so it is perpendicular to the camera and snap the back casing off.

  • This piece will remain attached to the device, so do not try to fully detach it.

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  • Carefully jiggle the viewfinder until it comes loose from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

Elizabeth Kisner

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