Removing the front panel is the first step to accessing many internal components. Removal is safe, simple, and only requires a screwdriver.
Remove the two 4.8 mm black screws above the lens on the front of the camera.
Remove the 4.3 mm black screw under the lens ring, and the 4.8 mm black screw under the camera.
Remove the 4.8 mm black screw on the left side of the camera.
Remove the front panel by lifting it away from the camera's body.