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.

Turn the camera upside down. Push the grey tab to the right to open the battery compartment.
  • 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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Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 6.3 mm screws from the lens mount. 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.
  • 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. Use tweezers to remove the two springs lying beneath the inner metal ring.
  • Use tweezers to remove the two springs lying beneath the inner metal ring.

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Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three 5 mm screws. 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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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. 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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