Introduction

The side panel is the non-glossy part of the camcorder that protects the inner components. It is the first part of the camera that needs to be removed before any internal parts are replaced. Use this guide to remove the side panel to your Canon Vixia HF R70.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Power off and unplug the device.
    • Power off and unplug the device.

    • Position the camera so that the battery is facing you.

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  2. Locate the latch on the bottom edge of the camera.
    • Locate the latch on the bottom edge of the camera.

    • Hold the battery into place and gently push down on the latch towards the lens.

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    • While holding down the latch, remove the battery by pulling it out of the device.

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    • Position the camcorder so that the wrist strap is facing you.

    • Locate the loose end of the strap.

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    • Gently pull on the loose end to separate the Velcro.

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    • Locate the "slot" on bottom right corner of the camcorder where the strap loops through.

    • Pull the strap through the loop.

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    • Pull the strap through the leather cushion.

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    • Pull the strap through the slot on the left side of the camcorder.

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    • Position the camcorder so that the side panel is facing you.

    • Locate the two 6mm Phillips #00 screws on the side panel.

    • Remove the the screws using a screwdriver with a Phillips #00 head.

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    • Turn the camcorder so that the bottom is facing you.

    • Using your screwdriver, locate and remove the four 6mm Phillips #00 screws connecting the side panel to the bottom of the camcorder.

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    • Gently remove the side panel by pushing it up from the bottom.

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Conclusion

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

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