Introduction

Damaging the lens on your camera can be a death sentence. But never fear, if you have an old compatible Canon camera you can cannibalize, or find a good part elsewhere, restoring your camera to working order is relatively simple.

  1. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

  2. Remove the two screws from the side  of the camera casing with the strap.  (4mm Phillips 00) Remove the two screws from the bottom of the camera. (4mm Phillips 00) Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera opposite the strap. (2mm Phillips 00)
    • Remove the two screws from the side of the camera casing with the strap. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the bottom of the camera. (4mm Phillips 00)

    • Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera opposite the strap. (2mm Phillips 00)

  3. Pull off the front cover. If the top of the cover sticks, use gentle downward pressure on the retention clips above the lens to release.
    • Pull off the front cover.

    • If the top of the cover sticks, use gentle downward pressure on the retention clips above the lens to release.

    • Remove the back cover.

  4. Use the spudger to lift the retaining flap on the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) tab securing the thick ribbon cable. Slide out the ribbon cable using fingers or tweezers. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector.
    • Use the spudger to lift the retaining flap on the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) tab securing the thick ribbon cable.

    • Slide out the ribbon cable using fingers or tweezers.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector.

    • Using tweezers, disconnect the small ribbon cable below the flash assembly from the No Fuss Connector by simply pulling the ribbon cable straight out.

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  6. Remove the L shaped brackets from the left and right side of the LCD screen with the spudger tool. The Brackets have tabs that need to be pried up. Remove the screw  below the shutter button. (2.5mm Phillips 00)
    • Remove the L shaped brackets from the left and right side of the LCD screen with the spudger tool.

    • The Brackets have tabs that need to be pried up.

    • Remove the screw below the shutter button. (2.5mm Phillips 00)

    • Holding the sides of the LCD screen, lift the screen up and away to remove.

  7. Use the spudger to pry up each side of the lens assembly Flat-Topped Connector at the bottom of the motherboard. Holding back the lens assembly ribbon cable, use the spudger to lift the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)  connector tab .  Slide out the ribbon cable. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.
    • Use the spudger to pry up each side of the lens assembly Flat-Topped Connector at the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Holding back the lens assembly ribbon cable, use the spudger to lift the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector tab . Slide out the ribbon cable.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

    • Use the spudger to lift the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector tab located on the flash unit. Remove the ribbon cable.

  8. Remove the two screws (2 mm Phillips 00) along the back edge of the camera frame directly behind the flash assembly.
    • Remove the two screws (2 mm Phillips 00) along the back edge of the camera frame directly behind the flash assembly.

  9. Lift out the flash assembly.
    • Lift out the flash assembly.

  10. Use the spudger to gently pry up both sides of the flat-topped connector, then lift the cable directly up out of its socket.
    • Use the spudger to gently pry up both sides of the flat-topped connector, then lift the cable directly up out of its socket.

  11. Remove the 4 corner screws on the back of the camera in silver metal frame surrounding the back of the lens assembly (2.5 mm Phillips 00) .
    • Remove the 4 corner screws on the back of the camera in silver metal frame surrounding the back of the lens assembly (2.5 mm Phillips 00) .

  12. Use the spudger to gently lift out the LED at the top of the lens assembly.
    • Use the spudger to gently lift out the LED at the top of the lens assembly.

  13. Remove the lens assembly.
    • Remove the lens assembly.

Conclusion

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

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