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Introduction

This guide is meant to teach the reader to install a new viewfinder mirror and lens. If the lens or mirror are no longer working or broken, this guide will help the reader replace them with new ones.

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  • Flip the camera over so the bottom is facing you.

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  • Open the cover on the bottom by sliding it in the direction of the arrow.

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  • Remove the batteries by pulling up on the top with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 4.70mm screws in the bottom of the plastic casing.
  • Unless otherwise stated, use a phillips #00 screwdriver to remove screws.

  • Remove the two 4.70mm screws in the bottom of the plastic casing.

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  • Remove the four 4.70mm screws in the left side of the camera.

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  • Now on the side with the strap, remove the other four 4.70mm screws.

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Image 1/3: It is easiest to pry to case apart if your start at the bottom.
  • Use your thumbs to pry the case apart.

  • It is easiest to pry to case apart if your start at the bottom.

  • The case should come apart with minimal effort. If it doesn't, you can use a tool such as a Spudger or Plastic Opening tool.

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Image 1/1: Pull the bottom half of the inner camera out of case about half an inch. This may be difficult and force is necessary.
  • This step requires a significant amount of force.

  • Pull the bottom half of the inner camera out of case about half an inch. This may be difficult and force is necessary.

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Image 1/2: Once the bottom of the inner camera is pulled out about an inch and a half, pull the device out completely.
  • While pulling the camera out of the case, note the small soft plastic cover on the side of the camera. This cover will detach from the rest of the device.

  • Once the bottom of the inner camera is pulled out about an inch and a half, pull the device out completely.

  • When completely removing the device from the case, use a firm grasp with your hands for stability and control.

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Image 1/1: If case is still on, remove it by following the Plastic Casing Installation Guide found in the previous steps.
  • Turn the camera so that the LCD screen is facing you.

  • If case is still on, remove it by following the Plastic Casing Installation Guide found in the previous steps.

  • You will not be able to complete this guide without removing the casing completely.

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  • Remove the four 4.40mm screws that hold the LCD screen in place to the frame.

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  • Allow the LCD screen to flip down. This will expose the electric strip connecting the screen to the camera.

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Image 1/1: Push the grey bar away from the white base. This will release the yellow electric strip and free the LCD screen from the camera.
  • Look for where the yellow electric strip is attached to the camera. There is a plastic grey bar and a white base holding this strip in place.

  • Push the grey bar away from the white base. This will release the yellow electric strip and free the LCD screen from the camera.

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  • Unplug the connected red and white wires. They will come out with the small white casing.

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  • Flip camera so that the lens is facing away from you. You should be looking at the LCD screen.

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Image 1/2: Remove LCD screen from camera. Screen should come loose after screw is removed. Make sure electric strip comes out with screen.
  • Remove bottom left LCD mounting frame screw.

  • Remove LCD screen from camera. Screen should come loose after screw is removed. Make sure electric strip comes out with screen.

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  • Remove the two screws securing the electric strip casing on the back of the camera.

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Image 1/1: Remove screws securing the electric strip casing near the speaker
  • Flip the camera over so that the top is facing you. This is the side with the main button.

  • Remove screws securing the electric strip casing near the speaker

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Image 1/1: Pull the end of the electric strip off of the back of the camera with tweezers.
  • Flip the camera over so that the back is facing you. This is the side where the LCD screen used to be.

  • Pull the end of the electric strip off of the back of the camera with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: By now, you should have two ends of the electric strip detached from the camera.
  • Pull the electric strip off of the top of the camera with tweezers.

  • By now, you should have two ends of the electric strip detached from the camera.

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Image 1/1: The black wire should not be broken or removed. This will damage the camera.
  • Using your fingers, fully detach the strip along with the casing. This should come off easily. Be careful not to rip or tear any of the electric strip.

  • The black wire should not be broken or removed. This will damage the camera.

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Image 1/2: Detach the clip of the viewfinder cover with the tweezers.
  • Orient the camera so that you are looking at the back of the camera. This is right above where the LCD screen used to be.

  • Detach the clip of the viewfinder cover with the tweezers.

  • Push up and remove the viewfinder cover.

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  • Remove the viewfinder mirror by pulling up on the mirror with tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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