Introduction

Replace your broken eyelet strap so that you can wear a strap with your Minolta QTsi Maxxum camera.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Use a coin to open the battery compartment of the camera.
  • The battery compartment is located on the bottom panel of the camera.

  • Use a coin to open the battery compartment of the camera.

  • Twist the coin counterclockwise in order to release the latch.

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Image 1/1: There should be two batteries inside the battery compartment.
  • Once the compartment is open, grab the batteries and pull them out of the compartment.

  • There should be two batteries inside the battery compartment.

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Image 1/1: The screws are located on the outer edge of the bottom panel.
  • With a screwdriver, remove the (7) black Phillips #00 5mm screws on the bottom of the camera.

  • The screws are located on the outer edge of the bottom panel.

  • Be careful when removing the screws from the panel because they are easy to lose.

  • Once all the screws are removed, the panel should easily come off.

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Image 1/1: Remove the (1) black Phillips #00 5mm screw from the battery compartment.
  • Once the bottom panel is removed, the one screw at the bottom of the battery compartment should be visible.

  • Remove the (1) black Phillips #00 5mm screw from the battery compartment.

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  • Press the release button on the side panel to pop open the back piece of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove the (1) black Phillips #00 5mm screw inside.
  • Once the back panel is open, the chamber containing one screw should be visible.

  • Remove the (1) black Phillips #00 5mm screw inside.

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Image 1/2: Remove the (1) Phillips #00 5mm screw on the left side panel of the camera. Image 2/2: Remove the side panels from the camera and set them aside .
  • Take out the (2) Phillips #00 5mm screws on the right side panel of the camera.

  • Remove the (1) Phillips #00 5mm screw on the left side panel of the camera.

  • Remove the side panels from the camera and set them aside .

  • Be careful when removing side panels. There is a plastic piece and spring underneath the left side panel that could get lost.

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Image 1/1: Remove these (2) silver Phillips #00 5mm screws from each side of the viewfinder.
  • When looking at the back of the camera, there should be a single screw on each side of the viewfinder.

  • Remove these (2) silver Phillips #00 5mm screws from each side of the viewfinder.

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Image 1/1: Lift the flash hood and remove the (1) silver Phillips #00 5mm screw.
  • When looking at the top of the camera, the flash hood is visible.

  • Lift the flash hood and remove the (1) silver Phillips #00 5mm screw.

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Image 1/2: Lift the top panel away from the rest of the camera. Image 2/2: Be careful when removing the top panel because there are wires connected to it.
  • The top panel of the camera should now be easy to pop off. If it is not, make sure that all screws listed in steps 3-9 are removed.

  • Lift the top panel away from the rest of the camera.

  • Be careful when removing the top panel because there are wires connected to it.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the (4) black Phillips #00 5mm screws to remove each eyelet strap holder and replace them.
  • Once all parts of the camera are removed, both eyelet straps should be visible on the top left and right sides.

  • Unscrew the (4) black Phillips #00 5mm screws to remove each eyelet strap holder and replace them.

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Conclusion

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

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