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Replace the eyepiece of the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

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  1. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.

    • Push the latch on the outside of the battery door to the right to get to the battery pack inside.

  2. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the brown latch on the inside of the battery door towards your palm (to the left). The battery pack should pop out (battery not pictured).

    • Now remove the battery pack from the camera with your fingers.

  3. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement, Rear Case: step 3, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement, Rear Case: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, on either side of the viewfinder.

    • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, on the bottom, closer to the back side of the camera.

  4. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 3 mm, on the left side of camera.

    • Remove the Phillips #000 screw, length 4 mm, located between the two 3 mm screws.

    • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 4 mm, on the bottom left corner of the camera.

  5. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Find the "A/V Out Digital" charging station and lift up the flap.

    • Remove the two Phillips #000 screws, length 5 mm, that are under the "A/V Out Digital" flap.

    • Remove the one Phillips #000 screw, length 5 mm, that is outside the "A/V Out Digital" flap.

  6. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully start lifting up the camera's left-side panel. Then use your fingers to pry off the rest.

  7. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Make sure the LCD screen panel, the battery compartment door, and the 'A/V Out Digital" flap are all open.

    • Using your fingers, carefully pry off the back encasement (you may need to use a plastic opening tool to help you).

    • Do not remove the back casing too far or too quickly. There is a wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the motherboard that is very delicate.

  8. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Find the orange wire ribbon attaching the back encasement to the I/O board in the lower right-hand corner of the camera (lens facing away).

    • Carefully lift up the brown clip holding the wire ribbon in place and pull the ribbon out of the clasp with your fingers or tweezers.

    • Be cautious when the removing the wire ribbon; it is very delicate.

  9. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Now you can completely separate the back encasement from the rest of the camera.

  10. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement, Eyepiece: step 10, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement, Eyepiece: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 2 mm, on the metal panel attaching the eyepiece to the rest of the camera.

    • Remove the two #000 Phillips screws, length 3 mm, attaching the metal panel to the eyepiece.

  11. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to carefully remove the metal plate.

    • Carefully remove the eyepiece from the encasing around it. There is a wire ribbon that will still be attaching it to the camera.

    • Do not pull the eyepiece out too hard or too fast; the wire ribbon is very delicate.

  12. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasps on the sides of the eyepiece that are holding its back panel in place.

    • Using the curved tip tweezers unhook the clasp on the bottom of the eyepiece that is holding its back panel in place.

  13. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 3 Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the back panel of the eyepiece. The viewfinder is inside and is attached to the camera via the orange wire ribbon.

    • Now you can completely remove the eyepiece from the camera.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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