Introduction

Replacing the lens of a Nikon Coolpix 3500

Parts

No parts required.

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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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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Disconnect the grey-capped wire from the logic board
  • Disconnect the grey-capped wire from the logic board

  • Disconnect the blue wire attached to the green chip from the center of the logic board

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Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the logic board next to the rotating lens Invert the logic board and lens toward the orange and blue wires still connecting the logic board to the LED screen
  • Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the logic board next to the rotating lens

  • Invert the logic board and lens toward the orange and blue wires still connecting the logic board to the LED screen

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Disconnect the blue wire connecting the logic board to the LED screen Disconnect the orange wire using a spudger while pushing out horizontally
  • Disconnect the blue wire connecting the logic board to the LED screen

  • Disconnect the orange wire using a spudger while pushing out horizontally

  • Disconnect the red capped wire from the logic board

  • Lift the logic board and lens (still connected) out of the back case

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Lift up on the black covering and remove the orange wire connecting the lens to the logic board
  • Lift up on the black covering and remove the orange wire connecting the lens to the logic board

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Conclusion

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

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