The top panel can be safely separated from the camera body, but it will remain attached by several wires and a ribbon cable. Separating the top panel allows access to several important components.
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.
Slide the outer eyepiece upward to remove it.
Remove the two 4.75 mm black screws located on the top of the camera.
Remove the four 4.3 mm black screws near the bottom corners of the eyepiece at the back of the camera.
Slowly separate the top panel from the camera by pushing it upward.