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Introduction

If you can not see an image through the eyepiece of your Canon PowerShot SX60 HS then use this guide to replace the viewfinder.

The viewfinder allows the camera user to see an image of what the camera is pointed at through the eyepiece located on the back of the camera. If you have any doubts if it is necessary to replace the viewfinder then please review our troubleshooting page before continuing.

Before starting this guide ensure that your device is completely powered off.

  1. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Make sure to power off the device before completing any more steps.

    • Remove the battery by releasing the orange clip in the battery compartment.

  2. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the rubber eye piece by pulling it back.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5mm #00 screws located on the side of the viewfinder.

  3. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 4mm #00 screw located on the bottom left of the device.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5mm #00 screw located on the bottom center of the device.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 7mm #00 screw on the right top corner of the camera, just above the media ports.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5mm #00 screws located on the right side, under the media port dust cover.

  4. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Ensure the LCD screen is swung fully to the left before taking off the back panel.

    • Use the iFixit opening tool to pry off the back panel.

    • Don't completely pull off the back panel because there is still a ribbon attached.

    • Use the black spudger to unclip the ribbon located behind the battery compartment. Then remove it using the nylon tipped tweezers.

    • Once the ribbon is unplugged, remove the back panel from the camera body.

  5. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement, Viewfinder: step 5, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement, Viewfinder: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 2mm #00 silver screws located under the viewfinder.

    • Don't pull the viewfinder all the way out because there is still a wire ribbon attached.

    • Remove the plastic housing around the viewfinder by using a black spudger or opening tool to unclip the 3 plastic clips on the sides of the viewfinder.

  6. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Viewfinder Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Unclip the ribbon from the ZIF connector on the viewfinder.

    • Pull out the viewfinder.

Conclusion

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

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