Introduction

Replace the eyepiece of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.
  • Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.

  • Push the latch on the outside of the battery door to the right to get to the battery pack inside.

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Pull the brown latch on the inside of the battery door towards your palm (to the left). The battery pack should pop out (battery not pictured).
  • Pull the brown latch on the inside of the battery door towards your palm (to the left). The battery pack should pop out (battery not pictured).

  • Now remove the battery pack from the camera with your fingers.

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Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, on either side of the viewfinder. Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, on the bottom, closer to the back side of the camera.
  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, on either side of the viewfinder.

  • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, on the bottom, closer to the back side of the camera.

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Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the left side of camera. Remove the Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, located between the two 3 mm screws.
  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the left side of camera.

  • Remove the Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, located between the two 3 mm screws.

  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 4 mm, on the bottom left corner of the camera.

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Find the "A/V Out Digital" charging station and lift up the flap.
  • Find the "A/V Out Digital" charging station and lift up the flap.

  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, that are under the "A/V Out Digital" flap.

  • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 5 mm, that is outside the "A/V Out Digital" flap.

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully start lifting up the camera's left-side panel. Then use your fingers to pry off the rest. Use the plastic opening tool to carefully start lifting up the camera's left-side panel. Then use your fingers to pry off the rest.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully start lifting up the camera's left-side panel. Then use your fingers to pry off the rest.

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Make sure the LCD screen panel, the battery compartment door, and the 'A/V Out Digital" flap are all open. Using your fingers, carefully pry off the back encasement (you may need to use a plastic opening tool to help you). Do not remove the back casing too far or too quickly. There is a wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the motherboard that is very delicate.
  • Make sure the LCD screen panel, the battery compartment door, and the 'A/V Out Digital" flap are all open.

  • Using your fingers, carefully pry off the back encasement (you may need to use a plastic opening tool to help you).

  • Do not remove the back casing too far or too quickly. There is a wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the motherboard that is very delicate.

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Find the orange wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the I/O board in the lower right-hand corner of the camera (lens facing away). Carefully lift up the brown clip holding the wire ribbon in place and pull the ribbon out of the clasp with your fingers or tweezers. Be cautious when the removing the wire ribbon; it is very delicate.
  • Find the orange wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the I/O board in the lower right-hand corner of the camera (lens facing away).

  • Carefully lift up the brown clip holding the wire ribbon in place and pull the ribbon out of the clasp with your fingers or tweezers.

  • Be cautious when the removing the wire ribbon; it is very delicate.

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Now you can completely separate the back encasement from the rest of the camera.
  • Now you can completely separate the back encasement from the rest of the camera.

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Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 2 mm, on the metal panel attaching the eyepiece to the rest of the camera. Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 3 mm, attaching the metal panel to the eyepiece.
  • Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 2 mm, on the metal panel attaching the eyepiece to the rest of the camera.

  • Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 3 mm, attaching the metal panel to the eyepiece.

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Use your fingers to carefully remove the metal  plate. Carefully remove the eyepiece from the encasing around it. There is a wire ribbon that will still be attaching it to the camera.
  • Use your fingers to carefully remove the metal plate.

  • Carefully remove the eyepiece from the encasing around it. There is a wire ribbon that will still be attaching it to the camera.

  • Do not pull the eyepiece out too hard or too fast; the wire ribbon is very delicate.

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Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasps on the sides of the eyepiece that are holding its back panel in place. Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place. Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place.
  • Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasps on the sides of the eyepiece that are holding its back panel in place.

  • Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place.

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Remove the back panel of the eyepiece. The viewfinder is inside and is attached to the camera via the orange wire ribbon. Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera. Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera.
  • Remove the back panel of the eyepiece. The viewfinder is inside and is attached to the camera via the orange wire ribbon.

  • Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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