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Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement

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  1. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 2.9 mm screws from the side panel closest to the camera lens.

  2. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 2.9 mm screws from the camera bottom panel.

  3. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 2.9 mm screws from the side panel farthest from the lens.

  4. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the back panel away from the camera body, starting at the end with the function buttons.

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    • Remove the small cover panel and the attached wrist strap mount.

  6. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, Front Case: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front cover by gently pulling it away from the camera body.

  7. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Place the front cover, back cover, and wrist strap mount in a safe place until you are ready for reassembly.

  8. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, LCD Screen: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 2.4 mm screws located at the top of the LCD panel.

  9. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Pull up the metal frame surrounding the LCD screen starting at the side of the camera.

  10. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Push the metal frame away from the metal tab using the spudger to detach the frame.

    • Rotate the metal frame upwards.

    • The metal framing should be attached by a metal tab towards the bottom of the camera, near the function buttons.

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    • Carefully lift the metal frame from the camera.

    • Remove the black LCD screen, leaving the thin lens pieces in place.

    • BE CAREFUL; both components are attached by an orange connector ribbon and cannot be removed yet.

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    • Carefully pull on the orange connector ribbon to disconnect the LCD screen.

    • The LCD screen can be pulled out of the frame before disconnecting its connector ribbon.

    • Tweezers are helpful to disconnect the ribbon.

  13. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, Flash Unit: step 13, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement, Flash Unit: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the metal frame off of the camera on the side that is closest to the flash mechanism.

  14. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 2.4 mm screw that secures the flash assembly.

  15. Canon PowerShot SD1000 Flash Unit Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Use the spudger to gently and carefully disconnect the flash assembly ribbon from the black connector lock.

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    • Pull the flash assembly forward out of the camera to remove it.

    • BE CAREFUL when handling the flash assembly. Touching the capacitor (the black cylinder attached to the flash assembly) could shock you.

Conclusion

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

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