Introduction

This guideshowcases how to replace the focusing screen on the Nikon COOLPIX p7700 camera. Follow these 18 steps to ensure proper replacement of the camera's focusing lens.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn camera to the left side and remove the two 4.3 mm black side screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the side panel.
  • Turn camera to the left side and remove the two 4.3 mm black side screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Remove the side panel.

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Open the touch screen, and remove the three 4.3 mm black screws inside using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Open the touch screen, and remove the three 4.3 mm black screws inside using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

These 3 screws are longer than the others! Store them separately.

Tomaz - Reply

Remove the 4.3 mm black screw on top of the camera, right above where the screen folds out. Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4.3 mm black screw on top of the camera, right above where the screen folds out. Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the two 4.3 mm black screws on the right side of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 4.3 mm black screws on the right side of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the 4.3 mm black screws on the bottom of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4.3 mm black screws on the bottom of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Begin seperating the camera into two parts. It is okay to remove the orange ribbon. This will be easily put back into place when re-assembling.
  • Begin seperating the camera into two parts.

  • It is okay to remove the orange ribbon. This will be easily put back into place when re-assembling.

a. Remove plastic plate between main body & LCD screen (where the thumb is in the pic).

b. Remove one screw (the only one) found behind the plastic plate.

Kramm K - Reply

This is the most scary moment as I did not know how to remove the orange flat cable. I would not come off and I broke off a little plastic. Somehow it came off accidentally as I moved the backcover. The cable was later re- inserted with care, from the right towards the left via a very thin slit.

JY - Reply

"It is okay to remove the orange ribbon. This will be easily put back into place when re-assembling." Easily put back? Yeah, right (not!). It is actually anything but easy. I managed doing it after several attempts, but it was more by luck than skill. The ribbon is tiny, the contacts even more so and the slot into which the ribbon must be reinserted - I cannot even see it properly. A pair of small tweezers is a must for this step.

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Remove the back casing.
  • Remove the back casing.

It would be better to lift the little white adhesive tape so that the backcover could be worked on.

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Once the back casing is off, locate the 4.3 mm silver screw near the top of the camera and remove it using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Once the back casing is off, locate the 4.3 mm silver screw near the top of the camera and remove it using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the metal sheet from the camera.
  • Remove the metal sheet from the camera.

  • It is okay to remove the orange ribbon from the camera.

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Remove the four 4.3 mm silver screws located on the ends of the chip using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.3 mm silver screws located on the ends of the chip using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the four 4.3 mm silver screws located on the ends of the chip using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 4.3 mm silver screws located on the ends of the chip using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Remove the two 4.3 mm silver screws on the far right side of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the two 4.3 mm silver screws on the far right side of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 4.3 mm silver screws on the far right side of the camera using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Lift and detach connector from board as shown. Lift and detach connector from board as shown.
  • Lift and detach connector from board as shown.

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Remove the board from the camera to locate lens opening
  • Remove the board from the camera to locate lens opening

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Remove the 4.3 mm screws form the metal sheet using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4.3 mm screws form the metal sheet using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Lift the metal sheet up and out of the camera.
  • Lift the metal sheet up and out of the camera.

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Locate the reflective lens.
  • Locate the reflective lens.

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Remove the lens from the camera.
  • Remove the lens from the camera.

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Replace the focusing lens.
  • Replace the focusing lens.

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Conclusion

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

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