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The flash assembly is a retractable light bulb fixture that displays a quick burst of background light emited from a light bulb.

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  1. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three Phillips screws (shown) located at the bottom of the camera.

  2. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Open the door to the CompactFlash memory card slot by sliding it towards you and swinging it open.

    • Remove the memory card if it is still in the camera.

    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the Phillips screw (shown) underneath the memory card slot door.

  3. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the Phillips screw (shown) located inside the top of the memory card compartment.

  4. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Open the battery compartment door at the bottom of the camera by sliding the latch to the right and then sliding the door down.

    • Remove the batteries from the compartment.

    • Unscrew the three Phillips screws (shown) located inside the battery compartment.

    • The screw on the left is longer than the other two.

  5. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • You should now able to remove the top lid of the camera.

    • Be cautious of the fragile mylar cable that connects the lid to the main body of the camera.

    • Removing the lid takes a little force. Do this gently. There may be a snapping sound.

    • The door to the memory card compartment will be freed and should be removable now.

    • In other versions of this camera, there is a tab that secures the top from the wrist strap. If yours has this, you won't be able to completely separate the top until you have removed the top screw in Step 8.

  6. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the lower Phillips screw (shown) from the side of the camera.

    • Open the small rubber door below this screw that covers the connectors.

  7. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Open and pivot the LCD screen to its widest open position.

    • Remove the rear cover by pulling it straight away from the body of the camera.

    • When reassembling the camera, remember to replace the screws in the same location from which you removed them. Otherwise, you may damage the camera.

  8. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement, Front Cover: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Using a #00 screwdriver, remove the 3.3 mm long top screw located on the side of the camera. This screw holds the side panels and the front cover together.

    • The side panel may get stuck on the internal wires, so gently wiggle this panel loose.

  9. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Gently remove the side panel by pulling it away from the camera.

    • The side panel may get stuck on the internal wires, so gently wiggle this panel loose.

  10. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Using the #00 screwdriver, unscrew the 2.4 mm long screw that holds on the front panel underneath the side panel.

  11. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Underneath the battery cover there is a 3.8 mm screw in the corner. Using the #00 screwdriver, remove this screw.

  12. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull up on the front cover to remove it from the body.

  13. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement, Flash Assembly: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Unscrew the 3.8 mm screw under the flash housing.

  14. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up black cover.

    • Black cover is attached to the top of the capacitor with adhesive.

  15. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • If the entire flash housing needs to be replaced...

    • Unsolder the black and red wires from the back of the circuit board behind the flash.

  16. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use the opening tool to unclip both sides of the black cover on top of the flash

  17. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Use the opening tool to lift off the black flash cover.

  18. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • If the flash needs to to fixed...

    • Unsolder the brown wire from the circuit board.

    • The piece of metal that attaches these parts will have to be bent back.

    • Make sure the capacitor is discharged before these steps are attempted. Do so with a screwdriver with a rubber handle.

  19. Canon PowerShot A80 Flash Assembly Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Unsolder the gray wire attached to the capacitor.

    • This is the last wire that connects to the flash.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Remember to re-solder any wires that were unsoldered.

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