Introduction

This guide will give a step by step procedure of how to access and replace the SD card reader in the Canon PowerShot A550

Unscrew  a total of 6 4.45 mm phillips head screws using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew a total of 6 4.45 mm phillips head screws using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

  • There are 2 screws on the left side (when looking at the front of the camera).

  • There are 3 screws on the bottom

  • There is 1 screw on the right side

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Turn to the bottom of the camera.
  • Turn to the bottom of the camera.

  • Open the memory card cover by sliding the "CARD/BATT." button up, and then pulling the cover to the left.

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  • This is what the SD card/battery compartment looks like when opened.

  • Remove one 4.45mm phillips head screw from the SD card/battery compartment using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Gently remove the front cover away from the camera body.

  • Tip: Start by loosening the teeth on the left side of the camera next to the battery compartment.

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  • The camera should look like this once the front cover is removed.

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  • Start from the battery compartment and remove the back cover.

  • Caution: Do not tug on the back cover after it is removed. This could tear the ribbon attaching the back cover to the camera body.

  • Remove the connecting ribbon from the body of the camera using a pair of tweezers.

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  • Once the ribbon connecting the back cover is removed, the back of the camera body should look like this.

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  • Remove two 4.35mm phillips head screws from around the LCD screen using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

  • Caution: Do not tug on the LCD screen. This will tear the ribbon connecting the LCD screen to the body of the camera.

  • Loosen the black ribbon clamp using an iPod opening tool

  • Release the LCD screen by removing the ribbon from the body of the camera.

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  • Unscrew 2 3.35mm phillips head screws from the face of the green circuit board using a #00 phillips head screwdriver.

  • Caution: Do not tug on the circuit board. This will tear the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the body of the camera.

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  • Release the black ribbon clamp using an iPod opening tool to lift it.

  • Remove the ribbon connecting the circuit board from the body of the camera using tweezers.

  • The SD card reader is attached to the back of the circuit board. The circuit board and SD card combination should be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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