Introduction

This guide will walk through the process of removing the button flex assembly from the camera.

Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.
  • Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

  • Remove the two screws that are deep in the battery compartment.

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Open the CF compartment and remove the top screw
  • Open the CF compartment and remove the top screw

  • The panel, that holds the shutter button and zoom, will come off.

    • Be careful! There are two small wires connecting the speaker to the body of the camera. These are very delicate so proceed with caution. Do not remove.

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  • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom.

  • remove the wrist strap

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  • Remove the screw in the CF compartment.

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  • Open the rubber Digital AV Out compartment flap.

    • Pry the battery with the IFIXIT opening tool.

    • Carefully pull out the battery with two fingers.

      • Unscrew the two screws that are now visible.

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  • Starting from the bottom, carefully pull the casing off.

  • The casing will now pivot at the top.

    • There are three catches that hold the back casing to the body.

    • You may have to pull with some force. The rear panel will make a snapping noise when it separates from the body.

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  • The interior of the camera should look like this.

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  • Remove the two screws at the top of the battery compartment.

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  • With your right thumb, pull back on the tab while using your left hand to pull the face of the camera away from the body.

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  • After removing the front and rear panels, locate the viewfinder directly above the lens on top of the camera.

  • Three screws hold the viewfinder in place. Two on the top and one on the lens side of the camera.

  • First, remove the screw in the bent corner of the viewfinder.

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  • Next, remove the 2nd screw directly across from the bent corner. It may be hidden in the space under the orange circuitry.

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  • Lastly, remove the final screw directly under the left side of the viewfinder (on the lens side).

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  • After removing the three screws, the only thing still holding the viewfinder in place is a small plastic peg.

  • Remove the viewfinder with a firm pull directly upwards.

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  • Remove the two clearly visible screws from the control dial

  • The dial should come off easily

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  • You should be able to see the two small wires connecting the speaker to a small green plug

    • With tweezers, carefully unplug the wires from the plug. The wire should slide straight out

  • Carefully replace the broken speaker/shutter panel with a new one

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  • The removed panel should look like this

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  • Remove the one visible screw that is attaching the flex assembly to the back of the camera.

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  • Starting with the bottom-left corner (below the screen), lift the flex assembly away from the camera chassis.

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  • Locate the small metal tab that attaches the flex assembly to the upper-right corner of the camera, and release it with a fingernail.

    • The tab is very small and may be hard to see.

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  • Disconnect the black connector by lifting it up, as shown in the picture.

    • Be careful, this is a difficult step. If you forcibly remove the flex assembly without disconnecting the connector, you may damage it.

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  • Gently pull the rest of the flex assembly away from the camera body until you reach the last connector.

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  • Hold the flex assembly gently, but firmly, and pull it out of the connection with two fingers.

    • Be sure to pull straight up, and not at an angle.

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Conclusion

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

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