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Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS Camera Case Replacement

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This guide will show you how to safely remove and replace the camera case for a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300HS.

Before you begin, make sure that you are in a relatively dust free environment with adequate space for the project. This guide involves lot of small screws, so it will also be helpful to have some way to keep track of them as well.

Step 1 Safety First  ¶ 

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Step 1 Safety First  ¶ 

  • Before you begin taking apart your device, the first, and MOST IMPORTANT STEPS are to:

  • Turn off your camera.

  • Remove the battery to prevent risk of shock.

Step 2 Remove the Battery  ¶ 

Turn off your camera by pressing the power button, located on the top-center of the device. Locate the battery door on the bottom right area of the camera case.

Step 2 Remove the Battery  ¶ 

  • Turn off your camera by pressing the power button, located on the top-center of the device.

  • Locate the battery door on the bottom right area of the camera case.

  • Place your finger firmly on the black rubber pad on the battery door and slide the door to the right to open it.

  • Locate the orange battery release button beneath the battery door.

  • Slide the battery release button downward to release the battery.

Step 3 Left Side Screws  ¶ 

Be careful when removing screws, as they are stripped easily.

Step 3 Left Side Screws  ¶ 

  • Be careful when removing screws, as they are stripped easily.

  • Remove the two screws located on the left side of the camera case, using the Phillips screwdriver #00 (2.0 mm).

Step 4 Bottom Screws  ¶ 

Remove the two screws on the bottom of the camera located near the battery door (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

Step 4 Bottom Screws  ¶ 

  • Remove the two screws on the bottom of the camera located near the battery door (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

Step 5 Right Side Screws  ¶ 

Remove the screw located on the lower right side of the camera case (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

Step 5 Right Side Screws  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw located on the lower right side of the camera case (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (4.0 mm).

  • Remove the HDMI A/V out port cover located on the upper right side of the camera.

  • Remove the screw located just beneath the port cover removed in step 2. (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (2.0 mm).

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the back portion of the camera case to reveal the screw located on the top of the case.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the back portion of the camera case to reveal the screw located on the top of the case.

  • Remove the screw from the top of camera case, located next to the shutter button (Phillips #00 screwdriver) (1.5 mm).

Step 7 Remove the Case from the Camera  ¶ 

Carefully pry the case apart at the seem, using your fingers. Be careful not to over bend the small metal projections located along the seams. These aid in holding the case together. Be careful not to allow dust or other particles to settle inside of the camera while the case is detached. This can cause functional issues in the future.

Step 7 Remove the Case from the Camera  ¶ 

  • Carefully pry the case apart at the seem, using your fingers.

  • Be careful not to over bend the small metal projections located along the seams. These aid in holding the case together.

  • Be careful not to allow dust or other particles to settle inside of the camera while the case is detached. This can cause functional issues in the future.