Introduction

This guide will walk you through removing a faulty or damaged viewfinder.

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

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

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