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Taking apart a A530

I am trying to replace the front of the camera body. I have the replacement piece from Canon but I am having a problem taking apart the case. I have removed all of the visible screws, but the top of the case at the function selector wheel is still connected. Does any one know if the wheel just pops off with an upward pull on the wheel or what. Any insight/help is appreciated

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Leave the mode selector wheel alone. It is not necessary to remove it. Take a look at the following A530 disassembly guide. It should be of help:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=251630

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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