Introduction

Use this guide to replace the mirror box and viewfinder.

Image 1/1: Four 6 mm J000 screws.
  • Remove the following 5 screws securing the bottom cover to the camera body:

    • Four 6 mm J000 screws.

    • One 8 mm J000 screw (under lens mount).

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  • Remove three 6 mm J000 screws from under the battery cover.

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  • Gently pull the bottom cover off of the camera body.

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Image 1/1: Two 3.5 mm J000 screws.
  • Remove the following screws from the port area:

    • Two 3.5 mm J000 screws.

    • One 6 mm J000 screw (right above ports).

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  • Peel the rear rubber piece off with tweezers.

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  • Remove one 4.25 mm J000 screw from behind the rear rubber piece.

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  • Pull the eyepiece cover up to remove it.

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  • Remove two 6 mm J000 screws from behind the eyepiece cover.

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  • Open the SD card cover by pushing slightly down with your thumb and sliding up.

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  • Remove four 6 mm J000 screws that secure the SD card cover.

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  • Gently pull the SD card cover off.

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Image 1/1: One 6 mm J000 screw.
  • Remove the following screws that secure the back case:

    • One 6 mm J000 screw.

    • One 3 mm J000 screw.

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  • Carefully lift the back case off.

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Image 1/3: See our [guide|25629|Cable Connector Guide|64969] for help with ribbon cable connectors! Image 2/3: See our [guide|25629|Cable Connector Guide|64969] for help with ribbon cable connectors! Image 3/3: See our [guide|25629|Cable Connector Guide|64969] for help with ribbon cable connectors!
  • Disconnect the following two ribbon cables from the motherboard.

  • See our Cable Connector Guide for help with ribbon cable connectors!

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Image 1/2: One 2 mm J000 screw (on the bottom). Image 2/2: One 3.5 mm J000 screw (on the back).
  • Remove the following screws securing the left motherboard shield:

    • One 2 mm J000 screw (on the bottom).

    • One 3.5 mm J000 screw (on the back).

  • Be careful of the grounding clips on the motherboard.

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  • Gently pry and lift the left motherboard shield off.

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  • Remove one 3.5 mm J000 screw securing the right motherboard shield.

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  • Gently lift the right motherboard shield off with the tip of a spudger.

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  • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

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  • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

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  • Carefully disconnect the red connector with tweezers.

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  • Remove four 3.5 mm J000 screws securing the motherboard.

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  • Gently pull the port side cover away from the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard off.

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  • Remove four 6 mm J000 screws securing the tripod plate.

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  • Carefully lift the tripod plate from the backside of the camera and slide out the grounding clip from under the lens mount.

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  • Disconnect black and white speaker cable.

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  • Remove three 6 mm J000 screws securing the image sensor.

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  • Carefully lift the image sensor plate out of the camera.

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Image 1/1: It won't take much pressure. Press carefully and the flash will pop up when you find the right spot.
  • Manually pop up flash by inserting a screw driver to the left of the viewfinder and pressing on the metal lever.

  • It won't take much pressure. Press carefully and the flash will pop up when you find the right spot.

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  • Remove two 5 mm J000 screws from under the flash.

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  • Remove two 3 mm J000 screws securing the front cover.

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  • Remove the front cover.

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  • Carefully remove the port cover.

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  • Deroute the microphone cable.

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  • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw from the front.

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  • Remove one 8.5 mm J000 screw from the battery compartment.

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  • Remove the grip carefully.

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  • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw securing the top case (under right strap hook).

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  • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw securing the top case (under left strap hook).

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  • Remove the sticker covering the diopter adjust screw.

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Image 1/1: Remove the Diopeter Adjust.
  • Remove one 8.0 mm J000 screw.

  • Remove the Diopeter Adjust.

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  • Remove the top case.

No mention of discharging the flash capacitor first?

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  • Remove the Black, Yellow, Green cable from the top case board.

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Image 1/3: Remove the viewfinder cover. Image 2/3: Remove the viewfinder cover. Image 3/3: Remove the viewfinder cover.
  • Remove two 6.5 mm J000 screws securing the viewfinder.

  • Remove the viewfinder cover.

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  • Remove one 3 mm J000 screw from the bottom left side of the camera.

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  • Remove two 6 mm J000 screws from the left of the shutter.

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  • Remove two 6.5 mm J000 screws from beneath the lens mount.

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  • Remove two screws from just below and to the sides of the viewfinder.

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  • Remove one 5 mm J000 screw from the top right of the camera.

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  • Carefully peel back ribbon cable on the bottom left of camera.

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  • Remove the left front ribbon cable from top right of circuit board.

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  • Remove all three wire connectors.

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  • Separate the shutter assembly from the camera body.

This part left me in the lurch a bit, undid the top 2 screws holding the shutter in but there seemed more to undo to actually release the shutter.

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  • Pull out ribbon cable from circuit asembly near front left of device.

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Image 1/1: Check out our [guide|750|soldering guide|stepid=4042] for help!
  • Desolder red & black power leads.

  • Check out our soldering guide for help!

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  • Disconnect ribbon cable at the top right of camera.

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  • Disconnect ribbon cable at top right of camera.

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  • Disconnected ribbon cable at rear right of viewfinder.

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  • Remove the two 5.5mm J000 screws

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  • Remove the 5.5 mm J000 screw.

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  • Remove the viewfinder from the mirror box assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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