Introduction

To replace the viewfinder you will need to perform the LCD prerequisite. The viewfinder should be replaced if your camera does not focus or your photos lack composition.

Assure that your camera is off.
  • Assure that your camera is off.

  • Turn the camera upside down so that the battery compartment is showing.

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Remove the three 4mm screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 4mm screws from the bottom of the camera with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.

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Rotate camera to the side where the speaker ports are located.
  • Rotate camera to the side where the speaker ports are located.

  • Remove the three 4 mm screws with a Phillips 000 screw driver.

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Turn the camera to the opposite side, where the HDMI port is located.
  • Turn the camera to the opposite side, where the HDMI port is located.

  • Remove all five 4mm screws with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.

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Casing is fragile. Utilize the plastic opening tool to pry in between the back casing of the camera from the front casing. Continue this motion around the camera to create a wedge between the front and back casing of the camera.
  • Casing is fragile.

  • Utilize the plastic opening tool to pry in between the back casing of the camera from the front casing.

  • Continue this motion around the camera to create a wedge between the front and back casing of the camera.

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Use force to pull apart the back casing from the camera.
  • Use force to pull apart the back casing from the camera.

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Remove the two 4 mm screws that hold the motherboard and metal plate in place.
  • Remove the two 4 mm screws that hold the motherboard and metal plate in place.

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Utilize the plastic opening tool to gently lift the LCD screen away from the metal plate. Flip over LCD screen so that the left side of the metal plate is visible.
  • Utilize the plastic opening tool to gently lift the LCD screen away from the metal plate.

  • Flip over LCD screen so that the left side of the metal plate is visible.

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Rotate the camera vertically so that it is easier to manage.
  • Rotate the camera vertically so that it is easier to manage.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws that are located on the metal plate under the LCD screen with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.

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Detach the metal plate from the motherboard.
  • Detach the metal plate from the motherboard.

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Orange ribbon is fragile Pull back the small black latch connecting the orange ribbon to the motherboard.
  • Orange ribbon is fragile

  • Pull back the small black latch connecting the orange ribbon to the motherboard.

  • Gently remove the LCD screen from the motherboard.

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Remove the two 4 mm screws with a Phillips 000 screwdriver under the viewfinder. Remove the two 4 mm screws with a Phillips 000 screwdriver under the viewfinder.
  • Remove the two 4 mm screws with a Phillips 000 screwdriver under the viewfinder.

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Carefully  pull off the plastic cover from the view finder.
  • Carefully pull off the plastic cover from the view finder.

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Remove the two 3mm screws surrounding the viewfinder with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 3mm screws surrounding the viewfinder with a Phillips 000 screwdriver.

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Orange ribbon is fragile.
  • Orange ribbon is fragile.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, pull down the small black latch to remove the orange ribbon from the mother board.

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Pull the viewfinder up to remove it from the body of the camera
  • Pull the viewfinder up to remove it from the body of the camera

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Conclusion

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

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