Introduction

Replace the flash 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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  • Lift up the flash as you would when using and activating the flash.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on both sides of the flash.

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  • Pull off the back encasement of the flash with your fingers. The internals will now become visible.

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Image 1/2: See the guide on this link for [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering and desoldering]. Image 2/2: See the guide on this link for [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering and desoldering].
  • Locate the black, white and the beige wires. Desolder these wires at the point of connection with the bulb.

  • See the guide on this link for soldering and desoldering.

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Image 1/3: Remove one end of the rubber band holding the bulb in place. Image 2/3: Slide the bulb out of the flash. Image 3/3: Slide the bulb out of the flash.
  • Once the wires have been desoldered, pull the flash out of its casing.

  • Remove one end of the rubber band holding the bulb in place.

  • Slide the bulb out of the flash.

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  • Completely remove the rubber band from the flash bulb.

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Conclusion

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

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Hello! excellent explanation . Thank you very much! I have a question : could you tell me where I can buy the replacement lamp ? I already tried searching online but can not find anywhere that sells it. Thank you very much , greetings !

German Witt - Reply

I need a bulb, no one can tell where you can find a bulb, and it says no parts needed. that's stupid since you need a replacement bulb that you can't find. without it all this is useless.

buborek1974 - Reply

Where can i found the replacement bulb???Why it is written that there is no need for replacement parts?

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