Introduction

This guide will teach you how to face off the face plate of the camera to and take out the forward viewfinder.

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Begin by opening the top of the camera (flash assembly) to a slight angle. Next, angle the flash assembly slightly upward and pry off the connections carefully. Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable. This is essential to the operation of the flash.
  • Begin by opening the top of the camera (flash assembly) to a slight angle.

  • Next, angle the flash assembly slightly upward and pry off the connections carefully.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable. This is essential to the operation of the flash.

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Slide the action button, on the bottom of the camera, to open the bottom. Slide the action button, on the bottom of the camera, to open the bottom.
  • Slide the action button, on the bottom of the camera, to open the bottom.

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Insert the blue plastic opening tool between the rear case and the plastic tabs directly under the shelf, and pry it loose. Pull off the face plate. Pull off the face plate.
  • Insert the blue plastic opening tool between the rear case and the plastic tabs directly under the shelf, and pry it loose.

  • Pull off the face plate.

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Once you have the face plate removed the first thing to do is pry off the slider (the light grey bar near the bottom). The easiest way to accomplish this is to place the tweezers where the red circles are to pop the piece out.
  • Once you have the face plate removed the first thing to do is pry off the slider (the light grey bar near the bottom). The easiest way to accomplish this is to place the tweezers where the red circles are to pop the piece out.

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Use the tweezers at the locations shown in the first two pictures to remove the face plate shown in the third picture. This is a pretty secure fit in most cases so it might take a bit of tinkering to get the plate to pop off. This is a pretty secure fit in most cases so it might take a bit of tinkering to get the plate to pop off.
  • Use the tweezers at the locations shown in the first two pictures to remove the face plate shown in the third picture.

  • This is a pretty secure fit in most cases so it might take a bit of tinkering to get the plate to pop off.

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With the plate removed the lens should be easy enough to pop out.
  • With the plate removed the lens should be easy enough to pop out.

  • If you don't want to dirty the lens it would be best to put on gloves or handle the lens with a rag of some kind.

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Conclusion

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

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