This guide serves to replace a faulty flash mechanism.

Remove the knot on the wrist lanyard.
  • Remove the knot on the wrist lanyard.

  • Remove the battery and memory card.

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Remove all screws from sides of outer casing.
  • Remove all screws from sides of outer casing.

  • Begin removing the screws on the bottom of the outer casing.

  • Remove the rest of the screws from the outer casing.

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  • Gently pull the front cover off the camera.

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  • Open the "A/V Out Digital" cover slide, and remove the screw inside.

  • Gently pull off the back casing.

  • Remove the black "L" shaped piece of metal.

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  • Remove the three screws that are holding the screen in place and free the screen from the underlying components.

  • Be careful of the ribbon wire that is still attached on the left of the screen.

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  • With the spudger, gently lift the black flap that is holding the wide ribbon cable wire in place.

  • Unplug the wide ribbon cable.

  • Unplug the narrow ribbon cable to free the LCD screen from the camera body

The author failed to mention a couple things. First, the screen is in a holder which you remove, then after pulling off some electrical tape, you have to yank the actual screen out. Second, I only had two screws to pull the screen holder out, not three. Third, the thing that you have to pull to get the screen ribbon cable out is actually a tiny black hinge, so don't worry if it suddenly snaps back. Finally, to put the thing back together, it really helps if you have a tweezers to get the ribbon cables back into place.

and fyi replacement screens available from canon parts department for about 50 bucks.

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  • Remove the L-shaped corner trim containing the picture button.

  • Carefully unplug the connection cable attached.

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  • Pull the selector wheel from the top corner of the camera.

  • With a set of tweezers, carefully remove the ribbon cable connection.

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  • Unscrew the zoom toggle switch and remove.

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  • Unscrew the flash board.

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  • With a metal spudger, gently pry up and remove the cable connection.

  • With a metal spudger, gently lift up black tab to remove ribbon cable.

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  • Lift the flash bulb unit from the camera.

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  • Lift the entire three-part flash assembly from the camera.

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


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