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Olympus Tough TG-1 Backplate Replacement

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Camera has been dropped making the camera no longer weather proof.

  • Author: Grant Lee
  • Time estimate: 15 - 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Step 1 Top of Camera  ¶ 

The top of the camera does not contain screws. You do not need to remove anything from the top of the camera.

Step 1 Top of Camera  ¶ 

  • The top of the camera does not contain screws. You do not need to remove anything from the top of the camera.

Step 2 Plug Side  ¶ 

Begin by removing the two 5 mm screws on the  side of the camera with the plug. Once you have removed the two 5 mm screws,  open the compartment door and remove both 6 cmm screws inside of the compartment door. This will allow you to remove the tan piece held by the screws. Once you have removed the two 5 mm screws,  open the compartment door and remove both 6 cmm screws inside of the compartment door. This will allow you to remove the tan piece held by the screws.

Step 2 Plug Side  ¶ 

  • Begin by removing the two 5 mm screws on the side of the camera with the plug.

  • Once you have removed the two 5 mm screws, open the compartment door and remove both 6 cmm screws inside of the compartment door. This will allow you to remove the tan piece held by the screws.

Step 3 Bottom  ¶ 

Turn the camera so that you are looking at the bottom of the camera.

Step 3 Bottom  ¶ 

  • Turn the camera so that you are looking at the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove the two 4 mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • The screws are different. The rear screw is has an unthreaded shank to locate the outer shell while screwing into the inner frame.

Step 4 Front Panel  ¶ 

Use the  plastic opening tool* to remove both components of the front panel. This includes the black part on the outside of the front panel and the main silver panel. Once every screw and panel is removed, you can replace the backplate to make your camera weatherproof again. *can be found in the details under recommended tools.

Step 4 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Use the plastic opening tool* to remove both components of the front panel. This includes the black part on the outside of the front panel and the main silver panel.

  • Once every screw and panel is removed, you can replace the backplate to make your camera weatherproof again.

  • *can be found in the details under recommended tools.