Introduction

This guide will instruct the user on how to remove the front cover of the Canon A590 IS.

Parts

No parts required.

The battery hatch is on the bottom of the camera. CAUTION: Locate the switch to open the hatch and push gently toward the front of the camera. Too much force can break the hatch.
    • The battery hatch is on the bottom of the camera.

    • CAUTION: Locate the switch to open the hatch and push gently toward the front of the camera. Too much force can break the hatch.

    • While the switch is pushed forward, pull the cover away from the camera.

Can the hatch be replaced. The piece that holds the hatch is broken.

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This camera requires AA batteries. To remove batteries, simply allow them to fall out of the camera.
    • This camera requires AA batteries. To remove batteries, simply allow them to fall out of the camera.

    • The clock battery cover is shown here in the purple circle. Use a fingernail to lift the battery out of the camera.

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When replacing the AA batteries, verify they are oriented correctly by following the (+) and (-) signs on the camera.
  • When replacing the AA batteries, verify they are oriented correctly by following the (+) and (-) signs on the camera.

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Remove the screw located under the rubber flap on the left side of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw located under the rubber flap on the left side of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver.

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Remove the two screws located on the other side of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver
  • Remove the two screws located on the other side of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver

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Remove the three screws located at the bottom of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver.
  • Remove the three screws located at the bottom of the camera using a magnetic screwdriver.

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Open the battery cover.
  • Open the battery cover.

  • Using the iPod tool, push up gently around all edges of the camera.

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Press and hold down the button shown in the blue circle.
  • Press and hold down the button shown in the blue circle.

  • While pressing the button, rotate the lens cover in a counter-clockwise direction to remove it.

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Remove the front cover of the camera. This may require a bit of force.
  • Remove the front cover of the camera.

    • This may require a bit of force.

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Conclusion

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

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The photos do not show a camera strap, and the instructions don't mention it. Before starting disassembly, I advise removing the camera strap. It make it easier to remove and re-attach the back cover.

jwoconnor - Reply

A handy guide. I had an A590IS with a broken battery door latch on the camera body, and I managed to obtain a dead A590IS with a fully intact latch for free. So using this guide I swapped the body shells over! All fixed and working again!

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