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Picture of Cannon 500d external mic mod
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If you have Cannon 500d you know already that it doesn't have a external mic jack. But you can add one within a couple hours.  

XCFloresX photography does an awesome job of this mod on a youtube video. Watch his video first! 


My instructions are just a specific case for my camera and the 3.5mm jack I chose to use. I have the Asian model not the Rebel.

Note:
Make sure you get all the screws out before you remove the back case. The back case comes off quite easy. My camera had a screw hiding below a sticker.  

When you take the back cover off be careful not to damage the ribbon attached to the circuit board.  


Tools:
Small Philips screwdriver - make sure it fits properly in the head,  these little screw heads will strip out easily.
Small Flat screwdriver - to pry off the back cover.
Drill 
Hot Knife or a small saw, something cut plastic 
Soldering Iron
Knife
Small file or Dremel 
3.5 or 2.5 2 pole  audio jack



Step 1: Placing the Jack

Picture of Placing the Jack
As you can see in the picture, the jack body is a little too wide to fit in.So I used a pair of bolt cutters to cut the material in yellow out.