Introduction

Replace the eyepiece of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Image 1/1: Push the latch on the outside of the battery door to the right to get to the battery pack inside.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Now remove the battery pack from the camera with your fingers.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, on the bottom, closer to the back side of the camera. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, located between the two 3 mm screws. Image 2/2: Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 4 mm, on the bottom left corner of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, that are under the "A/V Out Digital" 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.

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Image 1/3: Using your fingers, carefully pry off the back encasement (you may need to use a plastic opening tool to help you). Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Be cautious when the removing the wire ribbon; it is very delicate. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 3 mm, attaching the metal panel to the eyepiece. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the eyepiece from the encasing around it. There is a wire ribbon that will still be attaching it to the camera. Image 2/2: Do not pull the eyepiece out too hard or too fast; the wire ribbon is very delicate.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place. Image 2/3: Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera. Image 2/3: Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera. Image 3/3: 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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