Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Remove the two screws that are deep in the battery compartment.
  • Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

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

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Image 1/2: The small panel that the shutter button and zoom are one will come free Image 2/2: Be careful! There are two small wires connecting the speaker to the body of the camera. Do not remove these or break them off.
  • Open the CF compartment and remove the top screw

  • The small panel that the shutter button and zoom are one will come free

    • Be careful! There are two small wires connecting the speaker to the body of the camera. Do not remove these or break them off.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom
  • Remove Wrist strap

  • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom

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  • Remove the screw in the CF compartment.

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Image 1/3: Pry up the battery with a tool Image 2/3: Carefully pull out with two fingers Image 3/3: Unscrew the two screws that are now visible
  • Open rubber Digital AV Out compartment flap

    • Pry up the battery with a tool

    • Carefully pull out with two fingers

      • Unscrew the two screws that are now visible

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Image 1/2: The casing will pivot at the top Image 2/2: There are three catches the hold the back casing to the body
  • Starting from the bottom, carefully pull casing off

  • The casing will pivot at the top

    • There are three catches the 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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Image 1/1: There are 3 screws holding the viewfinder in place.  Two on the top and one on the lens side of the camera.
  • After having removed the front and rear panels, locate the viewfinder directly above the lens on the top of the camera.

  • There are 3 screws holding 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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  • Secondly, 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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  • Remove the final screw directly under the left side of the viewfinder (on the lens side).

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Image 1/1: Remove the viewfinder with a firm pull directly upwards.
  • 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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Image 1/1: The dial should come off easily
  • Remove the two clearly visible screws from the control dial

  • The dial should come off easily

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Image 1/2: With tweezers, carefully unplug the wires from the plug. It should slide straight out Image 2/2: Carefully replace the broken speaker/shutter panel with a new one
  • 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. It 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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Image 1/1: The tab is very small and may be hard to see.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Be careful, this is a difficult step. If you forcibly remove the flex assembly without disconnecting the connector, you may damage it.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Be sure to pull straight up, and not at an angle Image 2/2: Be sure to pull straight up, and not at an angle
  • 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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