Replacing the Nikon D5100 SD Memory Card Door
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Replace the SD Memory Card Door in your Nikon D5100.
- Author: Joshua L
- Time required: 30 Minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide shows to how replace a broken memory card door on the Nikon D5100. I ASSUME the procedure is the same for the D5000, D5200, D3000, D3100, and D3200. Your results may vary.
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FIRST: open the memory card door and take a good long look at how the spring is installed. There are two "feet" coming off of the spring that need to be installed into two "insets" on the rear camera cover, this has to be done before you put the cover back on.
Remove the battery and memory card before you begin. Remove 3 long screws behind the eye-piece (note that the one on the top-left is slightly longer than the rest and uses a different thread). Then remove the plastic cover over the diopter (a pick tool is helpful here) and remove the silver screw behind it. (4 screws total)
Install the new door making certain to put the spring back the way it was, with the two feet installed into the insets. Put the rear cover back on and test the memory card door to make sure it's working, then install all of the screws back where they went. Reapply adhesive to the rubber grips and diopter cover if desired.