Introduction

This guide serves to remove and replace the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the knot on the wrist lanyard. Remove the battery and memory card.
  • 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. Begin removing the screws on the bottom of the 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. Gently pull the front cover off the camera. Gently pull the front cover off the camera.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 screws holding down function set button.
  • Remove the screws holding down function set button.

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Gently pry up the tab with a metal spudger and remove the ribbon cable.
  • Gently pry up the tab with a metal spudger and remove the ribbon cable.

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Be mindful of the pins as you lift up and remove the function/set button.
  • Be mindful of the pins as you lift up and remove the function/set button.

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Remove the screws from the metal plate. Gently remove the metal plate. Gently remove the metal plate.
  • Remove the screws from the metal plate.

  • Gently remove the metal plate.

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Lift the tab connecting the ribbon cable and detach. Lift the tab connecting the ribbon cable and detach.
  • Lift the tab connecting the ribbon cable and detach.

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Use a spudger to lift up the ribbon cable tab. Detach the ribbon cable.
  • Use a spudger to lift up the ribbon cable tab.

  • Detach the ribbon cable.

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Gently remove the entire ribbon cable connection to release the ribbon cable from the camera. Gently remove the entire ribbon cable connection to release the ribbon cable from the camera.
  • Gently remove the entire ribbon cable connection to release the ribbon cable from the camera.

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Unscrew the circuit board from the flash unit.
  • Unscrew the circuit board from the flash unit.

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Pry up the ribbon cable connection and remove it from the camera. Lift the ribbon cable tab and completely detach the cable from the camera. Lift the ribbon cable tab and completely detach the cable from the camera.
  • Pry up the ribbon cable connection and remove it from the camera.

  • Lift the ribbon cable tab and completely detach the cable from the camera.

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Pry up the connection, being mindful of the light adhesive.
  • Pry up the connection, being mindful of the light adhesive.

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Remove the last screw holding the motherboard to the main body.
  • Remove the last screw holding the motherboard to the main body.

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Use a spudger to gently lift the motherboard from the camera. Use a spudger to gently lift the motherboard from the camera.
  • Use a spudger to gently lift the motherboard from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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