Introduction

Replace the eyepiece (plastic rectangular piece around the viewfinder) if it is loose, broken, or lost.

Image 1/3: Release the compartment door and it will swing open. Image 2/3: Remove the existing battery with your fingers. Image 3/3: Remove the existing battery with your fingers.
  • Use your finger to push the notch of the compartment door to the center of the camera body.

  • Release the compartment door and it will swing open.

  • Remove the existing battery with your fingers.

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Image 1/3: Remove both 4.5 mm screws holding the bottom into place. Image 2/3: Remove both 4.5 mm screws holding the side into place. Image 3/3: Remove the 4.5 mm screw underneath the A/V flap.
  • Use a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver for all of the following steps.

  • Remove both 4.5 mm screws holding the bottom into place.

  • Remove both 4.5 mm screws holding the side into place.

  • Remove the 4.5 mm screw underneath the A/V flap.

  • Remove the 4.0 mm screw on the left-side wrist strap loop.

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Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the two 3.0 mm screws that hold the arm in place. Image 2/2: Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the two 3.0 mm screws that hold the arm in place.
  • Lift up the LCD screen to reveal the two screws.

  • Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the two 3.0 mm screws that hold the arm in place.

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Image 1/1: Do NOT completely remove the back cover from the camera yet. There is a data transfer ribbon connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift the back cover from the camera.

  • Do NOT completely remove the back cover from the camera yet. There is a data transfer ribbon connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Be careful when releasing the safety latch because it is fragile and may break easily. Image 2/2: Slide the ribbon out from its socket.
  • Press your finger on the top of the latch and pull it down and toward you to open the safety latch and free the ribbon.

  • Be careful when releasing the safety latch because it is fragile and may break easily.

  • Slide the ribbon out from its socket.

  • It is now safe to completely remove the back cover from the camera.

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Image 1/2: Remove the seven 4.0 mm screws that connect the metal plate to the motherboard Image 2/2: Remove the three 4.0 mm screws that connect the metal hinges to the camera body.
  • Use a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver for all of the following steps.

  • Remove the seven 4.0 mm screws that connect the metal plate to the motherboard

  • Remove the three 4.0 mm screws that connect the metal hinges to the camera body.

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Image 1/1: Do NOT completely remove the metal backing yet.  There is a data transfer ribbon connecting the metal backing to the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift the metal backing from the motherboard.

  • Do NOT completely remove the metal backing yet. There is a data transfer ribbon connecting the metal backing to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Be careful when releasing the safety latch because it is fragile and may break easily. Image 2/2: Slide the ribbon out from its socket.
  • Press your finger on the top of the latch and pull it down and towards you to open the safety latch and free the ribbon.

  • Be careful when releasing the safety latch because it is fragile and may break easily.

  • Slide the ribbon out from its socket.

  • It is now safe to completely remove the metal backing from the camera.

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  • Using a Phillips #000 Precision Screwdriver, remove the 3.0 mm screw that holds the eyepiece in place.

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Image 1/1: Slide the ribbon out from its socket.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully unlatch the safety latch that holds the eyepiece data transfer ribbon in place.

  • Slide the ribbon out from its socket.

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  • Remove the eyepiece from the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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Excellent Illustrative photographs and instructions

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