Introduction

This is a fairly straight-forward process. You may be able to get away without removing the rear rubber grip.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Removing the eyepiece is easy.  There are two methods, you can do it yourself, or put it in your camera bag a dozen times and at least once, it will fall off.
    • Removing the eyepiece is easy. There are two methods, you can do it yourself, or put it in your camera bag a dozen times and at least once, it will fall off.

    • Grip the eyepiece by the sides firmly (index finger and thumb). Wiggle it upwards until it is off.

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  2. Open the battery door
    • Open the battery door

    • Rotate the door so the one side of the hinge pops out (see photo #2)

    • Slide other pin out (it pops out the same, but this is easier)

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    • Use a thin piece of plastic, spudger, or fingernail (if you have them) to lift up the edge of the grip, and pull up slowly.

    • Repeat for the other two grips

    • The large one on the battery-side is the easiest to start with. This is required to remove the front & back panels

    • The small one on the back is a bit difficult to get started, but not really difficult to remove.

    • The one on the AV panel will be easier if you open up the AV port cover.

    • Remove the adhesive like you would rubber cement, just rub your finger against it, it will come off.

    • Optionally throw the balled up adhesive at people pretending its a booger :)

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    • Remove 3 screws

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    • Using a Spudger, fingernail, or other thin plastic tool to wedge the panel off of the camera

    • Start at the camera's front. Pulling on the rubber av-cover may be enough to get it to move off the body

    • Only pull about 1/4" (3-5mm). There is a tab that will need to slide out

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    • Slide the rear part of the cover out.

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    • At this point, the only thing holding on is the dust-cover is hooked onto the front panel

    • Slide down to remove without damaging the cover. (see photo with cover removed)

    • You can see how the cover, and side piece fit together in the second image.

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Conclusion

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

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