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How to disassemble case.

I've got one with water damage and need to get inside. I've removed all the visible screws on the back panel, but top portion is still held in place solidly. What is the trick to removing the back panel?

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Re: How to disassemble case.

Pry the metal spring clip in the base of the hotshow toward the rear of the camera with a pocketknife, itll pop out and there will be 4 small screws under there, Ill put a buck on that bet. The hotshoe needs some good anchors to support some beefy flash units so it has screws to hold it down, metal hotshoe to metal chassis.

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