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Canon PowerShot A590 IS Flash Assembly Replacement

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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.

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This guide will instruct the user on how to replace the flash assembly in the Canon A590 IS.

  • Author: Zach
  • Time estimate: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

This guide will instruct you how to remove the front and back covers from the camera and disassemble the flash in order to replace or repair it.

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Step 1 Remove Plastic Covering  ¶ 

Remove the one (1) screw from the top of the camera, on the left side of the flash (looking from the front) using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Step 1 Remove Plastic Covering  ¶ 

  • Remove the one (1) screw from the top of the camera, on the left side of the flash (looking from the front) using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Lift the black plastic covering off the circuit board.

Step 2 Remove Green Circuit Board  ¶ 

Remove the green circuit board from the top. Looking from the front of the camera, first lift the left side up above the black peg. The board should then slide out to the left.

Step 2 Remove Green Circuit Board  ¶ 

  • Remove the green circuit board from the top. Looking from the front of the camera, first lift the left side up above the black peg. The board should then slide out to the left.

  • The clear flash lens may fall out. Do not worry this will not affect the camera and can easily be placed back in its spot.

Step 3 Unsolder Circuit Board Cables  ¶ 

Unsolder the cables under the circuit board.

Step 3 Unsolder Circuit Board Cables  ¶ 

  • Unsolder the cables under the circuit board.

Step 4  ¶ 

The flash logic board can now be removed from the camera and replaced.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • The flash logic board can now be removed from the camera and replaced.