Introduction

This guide will help Canon Powershot A70 owners replace the speakers, if the camera is not giving off sound.

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 The panel, that holds the shutter button and zoom, will come off.
  • 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.
  • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom.

  • remove the wrist strap

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Remove the screw in the CF compartment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The interior of the camera should look like this.

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Remove the two screws at the top of the battery compartment.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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Remove the two clearly visible screws from the control dial
  • 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
  • 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
  • The removed panel should look like this

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Conclusion

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

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