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Replace the viewfinder located at the top of the camera.

Push the rubber viewfinder grip upward. Push the rubber viewfinder grip upward.
  • Push the rubber viewfinder grip upward.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 6.4 mm screw in the center of the dial. Remove the dial by lifting upward with your fingers.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 6.4 mm screw in the center of the dial.

  • Remove the dial by lifting upward with your fingers.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5 mm screws surrounding the viewfinder. Use your fingers to lift the plastic viewfinder cover upward. Use your fingers to lift the plastic viewfinder cover upward.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5 mm screws surrounding the viewfinder.

  • Use your fingers to lift the plastic viewfinder cover upward.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the right side of the camera above the SD card port. Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the right side of the camera above the SD card port.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws from the right side of the camera above the SD card port.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 5.5 mm screw on the left, above the HDMI port.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 5.5 mm screw on the left, above the HDMI port.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five 5.5 mm screws from the bottom, near the battery compartment.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five 5.5 mm screws from the bottom, near the battery compartment.

  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove one 3.8 mm screw from the bottom of the hand grip, below the battery compartmen.

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Use a plastic opening tool to separate the back cover from the front cover. Pry the back cover in this order: bottom, right side, left side. Pry the back cover in this order: bottom, right side, left side.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the back cover from the front cover.

  • Pry the back cover in this order: bottom, right side, left side.

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Use your fingers to pull the back cover away from the front cover. Do not completely separate the back cover from the front cover as two cables hold these components together.
  • Use your fingers to pull the back cover away from the front cover.

  • Do not completely separate the back cover from the front cover as two cables hold these components together.

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Use tweezers to pull the two ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips. Use tweezers to pull the two ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips. Use tweezers to pull the two ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.
  • Use tweezers to pull the two ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven screws (three silver 3.5 mm screws and four black 2.7 mm screws).
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the seven screws (three silver 3.5 mm screws and four black 2.7 mm screws).

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Use tweezers to remove the glued rubber piece. Use tweezers to remove the glued rubber piece.
  • Use tweezers to remove the glued rubber piece.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four black 2.3 mm screws. Use your fingers to separate the LCD screen from the folding mechanism. Use your fingers to separate the LCD screen from the folding mechanism.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the four black 2.3 mm screws.

  • Use your fingers to separate the LCD screen from the folding mechanism.

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Use tweezers to pull the five ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.
  • Use tweezers to pull the five ribbon cables horizontally out of their clips.

  • Use a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the four, small retaining flap, or zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors. Then, pull the ribbon cable out to disconnect it.

  • Remove the green tape using your fingernail. Then, use a spudger to pry the one antenna cable connector straight up from the board.

  • Use tweezers or a spudger to pry up each side of the flat-topped connector. Then, lift the one connector straight up from its socket.

  • Use tweezers or your fingers to pull the two double-bundled cables up and away from the connector in the same direction that the individual wires are running.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six silver 4.5 mm screws.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six silver 4.5 mm screws.

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Use a spudger to lift the motherboard up starting on the right side proceeding to the left side. Use your fingers to lift the motherboard completely out of the camera.
  • Use a spudger to lift the motherboard up starting on the right side proceeding to the left side.

  • Use your fingers to lift the motherboard completely out of the camera.

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Use tweezers to lift the black tab on the ZIF connector.
  • Use tweezers to lift the black tab on the ZIF connector.

  • Use tweezers to pull the large orange ribbon cable out of the connector to get a clearer view of the screws lying beneath it.

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Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three black 3.8 mm screws below the viewfinder.
  • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the three black 3.8 mm screws below the viewfinder.

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Use a spudger to gently push the viewfinder cube, starting at the top of the cube and pushing it toward the bottom of the camera. Use your fingers to lift the viewfinder cube out of the camera.
  • Use a spudger to gently push the viewfinder cube, starting at the top of the cube and pushing it toward the bottom of the camera.

  • Use your fingers to lift the viewfinder cube out of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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