Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the external lens assembly on the Olympus E-PL7.

We highly suggest you use a magnetic project mat or an organization tray. This camera has many different types of screws and keeping them organized is key to proper reassembly.

Image 1/2: Push the grey tab to the right to open the battery compartment. Image 2/2: Pull out the battery.
  • Turn the camera upside down.

  • Push the grey tab to the right to open the battery compartment.

  • Pull out the battery.

  • The battery is not shown in these photos.

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Image 1/2: Remove the lens mount with tweezers. Image 2/2: Remove the lens mount with tweezers.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.3 mm screws from the lens mount.

  • Remove the lens mount with tweezers.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the inner metal ring.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the two springs lying beneath the inner metal ring.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 4 mm Phillips screws. Image 2/2: Remove the two 4 mm Phillips screws.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three 5 mm screws.

  • Remove the two 4 mm Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: Use tweezers to remove the spring underneath the lens hook. Image 2/3: Use tweezers to remove the spring underneath the lens hook. Image 3/3: Use tweezers to remove the spring underneath the lens hook.
  • Press and hold the lens release button while using tweezers to remove the lens hook.

  • Use tweezers to remove the spring underneath the lens hook.

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Conclusion

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

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