Introduction

Replace the motherboard 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 one #000 Phillips screw, 5 mm in length, from the metal plate. Image 2/2: Lift the metal plate off with your fingers.
  • Remove the four #000 Phillips screws, 2 mm in length, from the metal plate.

  • Remove the one #000 Phillips screw, 5 mm in length, from the metal plate.

  • Lift the metal plate off with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, 3 mm in length, from the I/O board.
  • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, 5 mm in length, from the I/O board.

  • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, 3 mm in length, from the I/O board.

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Image 1/3: Remove the wire ribbon on the top left corner of the I/O board with the same process as the previous step. Image 2/3: Be careful when removing wire ribbons; they are very delicate. Image 3/3: Be careful when removing wire ribbons; they are very delicate.
  • To remove the topmost wire ribbon on the I/O board, lift up the brown latch, and then carefully pull out the ribbon. You can use your fingers or the tweezers.

  • Remove the wire ribbon on the top left corner of the I/O board with the same process as the previous step.

  • Be careful when removing wire ribbons; they are very delicate.

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  • Remove the two wire ribbons on the bottom left corner of the I/O board by unclipping them with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Detach this ribbon by lifting up the black latch and pulling it out with your fingers or the tweezers as you did with the ribbon on top of it.
  • Lift up the wire ribbon that was attached at the top left corner of the I/O board; there is another wire ribbon underneath it.

  • Detach this ribbon by lifting up the black latch and pulling it out with your fingers or the tweezers as you did with the ribbon on top of it.

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Image 1/3: This is the detached wire ribbon. You will need to reattach this when reassembling the camera. Image 2/3: Be very cautious when removing the I/O board; the wire ribbon underneath is very delicate. Image 3/3: Be very cautious when removing the I/O board; the wire ribbon underneath is very delicate.
  • Carefully remove the I/O board from the the camera. There is a wire ribbon attached underneath it that will detach as you pull the I/O board out.

  • This is the detached wire ribbon. You will need to reattach this when reassembling the camera.

  • Be very cautious when removing the I/O board; the wire ribbon underneath is very delicate.

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Conclusion

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

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What is the name of the connector in step 8. What is the model, where to buy? I need help.

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