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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom.

    • remove the wrist strap

    • Remove the screw in the CF compartment.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • The interior of the camera should look like this.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

    • 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.


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


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