Introduction

This guide walks you through how to replace a format wheel on your Canon PowerShot SX160 IS by disassembling a portion of the camera to access the non operational piece.

Parts

No parts required.

Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the back of the camera. The screws are located directly above the LCD screen.
  • Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the back of the camera.

  • The screws are located directly above the LCD screen.

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Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the side of the camera. Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the bottom of the camera.
  • Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the side of the camera.

  • Use a #0 phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two black 4.8mm phillips head screws from the bottom of the camera.

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Use your hands to gently separate the back plate from the camera. Slowly pull off the camera plate until it fully detaches from the camera.
  • Use your hands to gently separate the back plate from the camera.

  • Slowly pull off the camera plate until it fully detaches from the camera.

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Use your hands to gently separate the front plate from the camera. Slowly pull off the camera plate until it fully detaches from the camera.
  • Use your hands to gently separate the front plate from the camera.

  • Slowly pull off the camera plate until it fully detaches from the camera.

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Locate and replace the format wheel on the front panel of the camera.
  • Locate and replace the format wheel on the front panel of the camera.

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Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully replaced your format wheel. To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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