Repairing Canon Powershot A70 Removal of the Front Exterior Panel

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  • Author: Brian
  • Time required: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

how to remove the front panel

Edit Step 1 Shutter/Speaker Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Shutter/Speaker Panel  ¶ 

  • Open the battery compartment and remove the batteries.

  • Remove the two screws that are deep in the battery compartment.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Open the CF compartment and remove the top screw

  • The small panel that the shutter button and zoom are one will come free

    • Be careful! There are two small wires connecting the speaker to the body of the camera. Do not remove these or break them off.

Edit Step 3 Removal of Rear Exterior Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Removal of Rear Exterior Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove Wrist strap

  • Unscrew the three small screws on the bottom

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw in the CF compartment.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Open rubber Digital AV Out compartment flap

    • Pry up the battery with a tool

    • Carefully pull out with two fingers

      • Unscrew the two screws that are now visible

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Starting from the bottom, carefully pull casing off

  • The casing will pivot at the top

    • There are three catches the hold the back casing to the body

    • You may have to pull with some force. The rear panel will make a snapping noise when it separates from the body.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • The interior of the camera should look like this

Edit Step 8 Removal of the Front Exterior Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8 Removal of the Front Exterior Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the two screws at the top of the battery compartment

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • With your right thumb, pull back on the tab while using your left hand to pull the face of the camera away from the body

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

For more information, check out the Canon Powershot A70 device page.

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