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.

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  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two screws from the bottom of the camera. (4mm Phillips 00) Image 2/3: Remove the two screws from the right side of the camera opposite the strap. (2mm Phillips 00) Image 3/3: 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)

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Image 1/2: If the top of the cover sticks, use gentle downward pressure on the retention clips above the lens to release. Image 2/2: Remove the back cover.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Slide out the ribbon cable using fingers or tweezers. Image 2/3: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector. Image 3/3: Using tweezers, disconnect the small ribbon cable below the flash assembly from the '''No Fuss Connector''' by simply pulling the ribbon cable straight out.
  • 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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Image 1/3: The Brackets have tabs that need to be pried up. Image 2/3: Remove the screw  below the shutter button. (2.5mm Phillips 00) Image 3/3: Holding the sides of the LCD screen, lift the screen up and away to remove.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Holding back the lens assembly ribbon cable, use the spudger to lift the '''Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)'''  connector tab .  Slide out the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself. Image 3/3: Use the spudger to lift the '''Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)'''  connector tab located on the flash unit.  Remove the ribbon cable.
  • 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.

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

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  • Lift out the flash assembly.

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

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  • 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) .

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

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  • Remove the lens assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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