Introduction

This guide gives directions on how to completely disassemble the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II into its major components.

Image 1/3: Place a finger on the textured portion of the battery housing cover. Image 2/3: Slide the cover in the direction that the arrow is pointing. Image 3/3: Slide the cover in the direction that the arrow is pointing.
  • Locate the battery housing cover on the bottom of your camera.

  • Place a finger on the textured portion of the battery housing cover.

  • Slide the cover in the direction that the arrow is pointing.

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  • Use your finger to pivot the orange tab away from the battery.

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  • Pull the battery out of the housing with your fingers.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two Phillips screws to the left of the hex screws with a Phillips head screwdriver: Image 2/2: One 2mm screw
  • Remove the two 4mm Hex screws that connect the grip to the camera with a Hex head screwdriver.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws to the left of the hex screws with a Phillips head screwdriver:

    • One 2mm screw

    • One 3mm screw

  • Remove the grip from the front of the camera by pulling it away from the lens and then away from the camera.

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Image 1/1: One 2.5mm screw
  • Remove the following three Philips screws from the flash release side of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 4.5mm screw

    • One 1.75mm screw

Disasemblying my camera I can say that some of the screw lenths are not correct, (some of them just a few milimeters, but other a have a big mistake). Just consider that and take note of every screw you took off. You will be very pleased later. =)

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Image 1/1: One 3.25mm screw
  • Remove the following three Philips screws from the bottom of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • One 3.25mm screw

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 2.75mm screw

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  • Rotate the LCD screen away from the camera.

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Image 1/1: Two 3 mm screws
  • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the back panel with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 3 mm screws

    • One 2mm screw

    • One 2.5 mm screw

In step 8, I would say (disemblying my camera) that both screws on the top are 4mm. And the ones on the bottom are 2,5mm.

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  • Lift the back casing up far enough to expose the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/2: Repeat this process for the second ribbon cable to the right. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.
  • Use a plastic spudger to gently release the locking tab holding the ribbon cable, closest to the edge of the camera, in place.

  • Repeat this process for the second ribbon cable to the right.

  • Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.

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  • Carefully lift the back casing away from the camera.

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Image 1/2: Two 3mm screws Image 2/2: Two 1.5mm screws
  • Remove the five Phillips screws that are attached to the copper plate with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 3mm screws

    • Two 1.5mm screws

    • One 4mm screw

  • Lift the copper plate away from the camera.

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Image 1/3: Two 2.9mm screws on the front of the camera Image 2/3: One 1.8mm screw on the bottom of the camera Image 3/3: Lift the silver plate away from the camera.
  • Remove the following three Phillips screws securing the silver plate with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Two 2.9mm screws on the front of the camera

    • One 1.8mm screw on the bottom of the camera

  • Lift the silver plate away from the camera.

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Image 1/2: The male end is on the left and the female end is on the right. The right side of the cable is notched. Image 2/2: The male end is on the left and the female end is on the right. The right side of the cable is notched.
  • Use the plastic spudger to lift up both sides of the ribbon cable from its connector pins.

  • The male end is on the left and the female end is on the right. The right side of the cable is notched.

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Image 1/3: Insert the pointed end of the plastic spudger into a small hole on the side of the ribbon cable and pull the ribbon cable out of its housing. Image 2/3: Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the ribbon cable connector from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Both ribbon cables should be removed after this step.
  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to rotate the black plastic locking tab towards the ribbon cable.

  • Insert the pointed end of the plastic spudger into a small hole on the side of the ribbon cable and pull the ribbon cable out of its housing.

  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to pry the ribbon cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Both ribbon cables should be removed after this step.

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Image 1/2: The flash release is located on the side of the camera closest to the lens. Image 2/2: The flash release is located on the side of the camera closest to the lens.
  • Release the flash by sliding the flash release towards the lens.

    • The flash release is located on the side of the camera closest to the lens.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 2mm screw to the right of the flash. Image 2/2: Remove the 2.5mm screw to the left of the flash.
  • Remove the following two Phillips screws from the flash cavity with a Philips Head screwdriver:

    • Remove the 2mm screw to the right of the flash.

    • Remove the 2.5mm screw to the left of the flash.

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Image 1/2: Pull up on the top portion of the camera to separate the top casing from the camera body. Image 2/2: Make sure the flash is up. Otherwise the top casing will not release.
  • Remove the 2.5mm Phillips screw from the front plate with a Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Pull up on the top portion of the camera to separate the top casing from the camera body.

    • Make sure the flash is up. Otherwise the top casing will not release.

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Image 1/2: Rotate the camera so the back panel is facing you. Image 2/2: Remove the 1.4mm Phillips screw from the sliver tab near the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3.5mm Phillips screw from the grey tab on the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

  • Rotate the camera so the back panel is facing you.

  • Remove the 1.4mm Phillips screw from the sliver tab near the top of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Rotate the side plate closest to the lens toward the lens of the camera and then pull the plate away from the camera. Image 2/2: Rotate the side plate closest to the lens toward the lens of the camera and then pull the plate away from the camera.
  • Use the flat end of the plastic spudger to release the plastic retaining clip on the side plate closest to the lens.

  • Rotate the side plate closest to the lens toward the lens of the camera and then pull the plate away from the camera.

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Image 1/3: Pull the top ribbon cable from its mount with the fine tip metal tweezers. Image 2/3: Remove the bottom ribbon cable with the fine tip metal tweezers by pulling it toward the flash switch side of the camera. Image 3/3: The bottom ribbon cable does not have a locking tab; it simply slides in and out.
  • Release the plastic locking tab of the upper ribbon cable with the plastic spudger.

  • Pull the top ribbon cable from its mount with the fine tip metal tweezers.

  • Remove the bottom ribbon cable with the fine tip metal tweezers by pulling it toward the flash switch side of the camera.

    • The bottom ribbon cable does not have a locking tab; it simply slides in and out.

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Image 1/1: It should slide off easily. If it does not, ensure that all screws and ribbon cables from previous steps have been removed or disconnected.
  • Pull the front plate off the camera body.

  • It should slide off easily. If it does not, ensure that all screws and ribbon cables from previous steps have been removed or disconnected.

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  • Remove the rubber dust cover from the camera by moving the hooks away from the three prongs holding them in place and then pulling the cover away from the camera.

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Image 1/2: One 2.5mm screw Image 2/2: One 3.3mm screw
  • Remove the following two Phillips screws from the side of the camera with the three connector ports with a Phillips head screwdriver:

    • One 2.5mm screw

    • One 3.3mm screw

  • Pull the metal shield away from the camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 2.8mm screw from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Do not try to remove the motherboard from the camera yet. Image 3/3: Carefully rotate the motherboard upward.
  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the ribbon cable from the motherboard by placing the spudger under the ribbon cable connector and pulling up.

  • Remove the 2.8mm screw from the motherboard.

  • Do not try to remove the motherboard from the camera yet.

  • Carefully rotate the motherboard upward.

  • Use the plastic spudger to remove the ribbon cable from the bottom of the motherboard by placing the spudger under the ribbon cable connector and pulling up.

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  • Lift the motherboard away from the camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the four 4.25mm Philips screws from the silver frame that surrounds the lens of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the frame by lifting straight up. Image 3/3: Remove the frame by lifting straight up.
  • Lay the camera on a flat surface while performing these steps because removing the frame causes the camera to fall apart.

  • Remove the four 4.25mm Philips screws from the silver frame that surrounds the lens of the camera with a Philips Head screwdriver.

  • Remove the frame by lifting straight up.

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  • Separate the lens from the other components of the camera.

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  • You have disassembled the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II!

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Conclusion

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

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Surely these are JIS screws not Phillips. A Phillips screwdriver will chew the heads up.

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