Introduction

Replacing the LCD screen of a Nikon Coolpix 3500.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Unlatch the battery cover. Slide the cover out and flip it open.
    • Unlatch the battery cover. Slide the cover out and flip it open.

    • Remove the battery.

    • Gently remove the battery cover.

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  2. Remove the two 4.5 mm screws that sit next to the battery slot.
    • Remove the two 4.5 mm screws that sit next to the battery slot.

    • Remove the 3 mm screw that sits below the CF card slot.

    • Remove the 4.5 mm screw that sits above the digital I/O cover.

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    • Remove the two 4.5 mm screws that sit inside the battery slot.

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    • Remove the two 5 mm screws that sit near the camera strap eyelet.

    • Remove the camera strap eyelet.

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    • Remove the 5 mm screw and cap that were underneath the camera strap eyelet.

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    • Remove the five 3.5 mm screws that sit at the bottom of the camera.

    • Remove the grey plastic piece, which the five screws held in place, by gently detaching the front cover.

    • Do not apply too much force; two wires still connect the front cover to the logic board.

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    • Using a spudger, detach the white-capped wire.

    • Using a spudger, detach the orange-capped wire and set the front cover aside.

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    • Detach the grey-capped wire.

    • Detach the green chip that sits next to the blue wires.

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    • Remove the 3.5 mm screw that sits next to the rotating lens.

    • Invert the logic board and lens to uncover the orange and blue ribbon cables. These cables still connect the logic board to the LCD screen.

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    • Detach the blue ribbon cable.

    • Detach the orange ribbon cable by using a spudger, and while pushing it out horizontally.

    • Detach the red-capped wire.

    • Lift the logic board and lens, which are still connected, out of the back cover.

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    • Lift the black covering and remove the orange ribbon cable, which connects the lens to the logic board.

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    • Remove the 2.5 mm screw.

    • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws.

    • Remove the two 4.4 mm screws.

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    • Remove the LCD screen.

    • Do not drop the three-button rubber piece. Remove it carefully.

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Conclusion

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

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