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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Electronic Viewfinder Replacement

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    • Unlock and open the battery compartment on the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove both the battery and SD card.

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    • Remove the four indicated 3.0mm long black screws from the bottom of the camera and the viewfinder housing using a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

    • There are four screws on the bottom of the camera. Only remove the two nearest to the screen.

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    • Remove the four indicated 6.0mm long black screws using a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

    • Three of the screws are located on the sides of the chassis and one is directly underneath the battery compartment lid.

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    • Remove the viewfinder eye cup by pulling up and out from the bottom to separate the locking clips from the camera.

    • Do not flex the eye cup too aggressively as it may lose its shape.

    • Remove the two indicated silver 3.5mm long screws adjacent to the viewfinder screen using a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

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    • Use an iFixit opening tool (or similarly long and thin object) to insert into the gap between the two camera halves and pry the camera apart from the top.

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    • Remove the two indicated ribbon cables before separating the two halves of the camera.

    • Using a flat object, pry open the black tabs above the ribbon cable connectors by gently pulling away from the motherboard.

    • An opening pick is recommended, but any equally small and flat object will work.

    • Ribbon cables are fragile, so put as little stress on them as possible.

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    • Remove the 4 indicated flex cables from top of mainboard

    • Remove the indicated small flex cable from top of mainboard.

    • The small flex cable does not have a lock: simply pull to disconnect it.

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    • Remove the 3 indicated flex cables from the bottom of the mainboard.

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    • Remove the 4 indicated red 3.0mm long screws from the corners of mainboard using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

    • With the eyepiece facing away from you, pull up on the main PCB from the left side and then pull it away from the chassis.

    • There is a plastic locking tab on the bottom of the camera that holds the mainboard PCB.

    • A replacement mainboard can be purchased from AliExpress here

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    • Remove the three indicated red 3.0mm screws from heat sink shield using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver, then remove the heat sink.

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    • Use a Phillips PH0 screwdriver to remove the two indicated black 6.0mm long screws from top of camera, underneath the flash mechanism.

    • Remove the indicated black 4.0mm long screw from the top of the camera.

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    • Remove the three indicated silver 5.0mm long screws from the back of the camera and the right side using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

    • The two screws on the back require a very thin screwdriver as they are only accessible through the holes on the back shield.

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    • Remove the front grip from the camera by pulling it forward and out.

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    • Remove the indicated black 4.0mm long screw from the side under the front cover using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the indicated silver 5.0mm long screw from under the front cover using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Lift the top unit away, separating it from the rest of the unit.

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    • Pull the top panel away from the rest of the camera to reveal the flash wire and plastic cover.

    • Use a spudger (or other small prying tool) to release the locking tab on the plastic cover.

    • Pull the flash wire out under the plastic capacitor PCB cover. At the same time lift the cover away.

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    • Remove the two indicated black 6.0mm long screws next to the viewfinder unit using a Phillips PH0 screwdriver.

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    • Pull the viewfinder unit away from the camera top.

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    • Disconnect the four indicated locking tabs and remove the LVF module from the mounting unit using a spudger (or other small prying tool).

Abschluss

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

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