Introduction

Replacing the speaker in the Canon PowerShot G3 is not a difficult task, but can take some time to disassemble and reassemble the camera.

Note: There are many screws to be removed before you can reach the speaker. It is advised to not continue until you have a magnetic pad to place the screws on.

Start to remove the screws around the camera: from the front, back, sides, and bottom.
  • Start to remove the screws around the camera: from the front, back, sides, and bottom.

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Once the screws are removed, remove the back panel. The panel should be able to be removed by hand.
  • Once the screws are removed, remove the back panel. The panel should be able to be removed by hand.

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Next remove the front and right side panels (the left is attached to the front panel).
  • Next remove the front and right side panels (the left is attached to the front panel).

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Finally, remove the top panel  as shown.
  • Finally, remove the top panel as shown.

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The front of the camera should now resemble the picture shown. (Image 1) Remove the capacitor/speaker housing using your finger nail or other thin object to lift it up around the edges. (Image 2)
  • The front of the camera should now resemble the picture shown. (Image 1)

  • Remove the capacitor/speaker housing using your finger nail or other thin object to lift it up around the edges. (Image 2)

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To remove the circuit ribbon (brown strip) pull it out of the plastic piece it is connected to.
  • To remove the circuit ribbon (brown strip) pull it out of the plastic piece it is connected to.

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You should now be able to see how the capacitor/speaker housing slides out of the frame.
  • You should now be able to see how the capacitor/speaker housing slides out of the frame.

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Disconnect the speaker wires from the camera, then use a small flat head screw driver to lift the speaker out of its housing. Order a new speaker from the manufacturer or take it to a local electronics store to see if they have one.
  • Disconnect the speaker wires from the camera, then use a small flat head screw driver to lift the speaker out of its housing.

  • Order a new speaker from the manufacturer or take it to a local electronics store to see if they have one.

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Conclusion

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

Ryan Riales

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