Introduction

Replace the LCD screen 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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Open the LCD screen panel.
  • Open the LCD screen panel.

  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the outside edge of the LCD panel.

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Remove the Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the inside edge of the LCD screen panel.
  • Remove the Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the inside edge of the LCD screen panel.

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Use one of the plastic opening tools to pry off the back covering of the LCD screen. Use your fingers to carefully remove the back covering.
  • Use one of the plastic opening tools to pry off the back covering of the LCD screen.

  • Use your fingers to carefully remove the back covering.

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Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 2 mm, on the outside edge of the inner encasement of the LCD screen. Rotate the screen counterclockwise as shown and remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 2 mm, on the inside edge of the inner encasement of the LCD screen.
  • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 2 mm, on the outside edge of the inner encasement of the LCD screen.

  • Rotate the screen counterclockwise as shown and remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 2 mm, on the inside edge of the inner encasement of the LCD screen.

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To detach the larger wire ribbon, lift the release latch on the connector of the circuit board. Remove the wire ribbon with tweezers. Now remove the smaller wire ribbon by pulling on it firmly but gently. The wire ribbons are very delicate; be very cautious when detaching them!
  • To detach the larger wire ribbon, lift the release latch on the connector of the circuit board. Remove the wire ribbon with tweezers.

  • Now remove the smaller wire ribbon by pulling on it firmly but gently.

  • The wire ribbons are very delicate; be very cautious when detaching them!

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Use the curved tip tweezers to carefully remove the green circuit board out from under the two clips holding it in place. Then you can remove it completely with your fingers. Now you can separate the LCD screen panel from the rest of the camera. Now you can separate the LCD screen panel from the rest of the camera.
  • Use the curved tip tweezers to carefully remove the green circuit board out from under the two clips holding it in place. Then you can remove it completely with your fingers.

  • Now you can separate the LCD screen panel from the rest of the camera.

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Use the curved tip tweezers to detach the metal plate that holds the screen in place. There are four latches you will need to detach. Remove the metal plate from the rest of the LCD screen panel. Remove the metal plate from the rest of the LCD screen panel.
  • Use the curved tip tweezers to detach the metal plate that holds the screen in place. There are four latches you will need to detach.

  • Remove the metal plate from the rest of the LCD screen panel.

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Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen from its encasing. It comes out very easily. Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen from its encasing. It comes out very easily.
  • Use your fingers to remove the LCD screen from its encasing. It comes out very easily.

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Conclusion

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

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It's not quite clear why is it needed to remove the back panel (steps 1-9) just to replace the LCD screen.

I did it myself and it can be done starting directly with step 10, by just disassembling the LCD screen panel.

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