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Canon EOS 6D Rear Body Panel Replacement

Replace the rear body paneling of the EOS 6D.

  • Author: Justin Thomas
  • Time estimate: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Use this guide to replace the rear body panel of your EOS 6D or to access damaged internal components.

Step 1 Rear Body Panel  ¶ 

Remove the viewfinder cover by pinching the sides and sliding it upward.

Step 1 Rear Body Panel  ¶ 

  • Remove the viewfinder cover by pinching the sides and sliding it upward.

Step 2  ¶ 

Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Open the battery door on the bottom of the camera.

  • Use your thumb to slide the small black tab on the inside of the battery door up and pull the door off the camera.

Step 3  ¶ 

Slide your fingernail or the flat end of the spudger underneath the rubber covering and gently peel it off all sides of the camera.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Slide your fingernail or the flat end of the spudger underneath the rubber covering and gently peel it off all sides of the camera.

Step 4  ¶ 

Open the covers to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports on the side of the camera by gently pulling outward on the bottom of the covers.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Open the covers to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports on the side of the camera by gently pulling outward on the bottom of the covers.

  • Rotate the covers to the side so that you can see the connection ports inside.

  • Remove the following screws:

  • Two silver 5mm Phillips #00

  • One black 6mm Phillips #00

Step 5  ¶ 

Remove the cover to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports by gently lifting the tab on the bottom edge of the camera.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the cover to the HDMI/AV/MIC ports by gently lifting the tab on the bottom edge of the camera.

Step 6  ¶ 

Rotate your camera so the bottom side is facing you.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Rotate your camera so the bottom side is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

  • Two 6mm Phillips #00

  • One 3mm Phillips #00

Step 7  ¶ 

Rotate your camera so the back is facing you.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Rotate your camera so the back is facing you.

  • Remove the following screws:

  • Three silver 5mm Phillips #00

  • Two black 6mm Phillips #00

  • One black 4mm Phillips #00

Step 8  ¶ 

A black ribbon wire connects the rear panel to the inside of the camera. Breaking this wire would make your rear screen and buttons non-functional. Carefully use your fingers to tilt the back panel downward to about a 90 degree angle.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • A black ribbon wire connects the rear panel to the inside of the camera. Breaking this wire would make your rear screen and buttons non-functional.

  • Carefully use your fingers to tilt the back panel downward to about a 90 degree angle.

  • Use the flat end of the spudger to gently pry off the ribbon wire from the inside of the camera.