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  1. Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Flash Assembly Replacement, Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Flash Assembly Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the wrist strap, if present.

    • Remove the lithium-ion battery.

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    • Remove the two 4 mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove the screw next to the wrist strap attachment.

    • Pull up the “A/V OUT DIGITAL” cover and remove the screw above the USB port.

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    • Carefully unhook the “A/V OUT DIGITAL” cover from the hinge.

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    • Pull the front cover from the camera by using gentle upward pressure.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws from the flat end of the camera.

    • Remove the black L-shaped side cover plate.

    • Remove the silver u-shaped retainer plate.

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    • Slide the back casing off.

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    • The first screw that needs to be removed is located on the bottom of the camera, on the left hand side.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the 0.133in silver screw on the bottom left-hand side.

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    • The second screw that needs to be removed is located on the top of the camera.

    • Using the same Phillips head screwdriver, remove the last 0.133in silver screw.

    • This will detach a silver U-shaped piece that was holding LCD screen on. Remove the piece and put it to the side.

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    • The LCD screen should now only be attached by the LCD data cable.

    • Lift the screen from the right side and use a small screwdriver or other small opening device to flip the black portion of the connector upward to unlock it.

    • Carefully slide the data cable out of the connector.

    • The LCD should still be connected by the backlight cable.

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    • To remove the backlight cable, use another small opening device to unlock the backlight cable.

    • Carefully slide out the backlight cable.

    • The LCD screen should now be fully detached from the camera body.

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    • The LCD screen casing is connected by 4 claws located on the top and bottom on the left and right hand side.

    • Carefully disengage the claws by gently prying them off one by one.

    • Once the claws are disengaged, the back of the casing will still be connected to the front casing by the backlight cable.

    • Carefully peel the backlight cable off of the casing.

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    • The LCD screen and housing should now be in three pieces:

    • LCD screen

    • LCD screen frame

    • LCD screen back housing

    • The LCD screen itself can now be removed and fixed/replaced.

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    • With the case and LCD screen removed, you are ready to remove the release button.

    • Begin by using the Philips #00 screwdriver to remove two silver 0.159in screws on the top and front of the camera.

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    • The top plastic piece holding the release button should be held on only by a red-and-black wire connector to the logic board.

    • Remove the connector from the logic board and detach the release button housing from the camera.

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    • With the plastic housing for the release button removed from the camera, use the Philips #00 screwdriver to remove two silver 0.090in screws.

    • The release button can now be removed and fixed or replaced.

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    • Begin by removing two silver 0.080in screw on the left side of the camera.

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    • With the case, LCD screen, and release button housing removed, the broken flash unit can be removed and replaced.

    • Begin by disconnecting the hanging flash/speaker unit from the connector on top of the camera.

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    • Next, gently disconnect the plastic piece on top of the flash/speaker wiring by prying open the claws on either side.

    • The flash unit can now be removed and replaced.

    • Be careful not to touch the capacitor attached to the flash unit as it may still be holding a charge!

Conclusion

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

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