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Introduction

This guide shows how to replace the full lens assembly and housing on the Nikon Coolpix B700 camera. This can be done if the lens glass is cracked or the sensor is damaged.

  1. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws on the left side of the camera.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws on the left side of the camera.

  2. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the seven 5.5mm screws from the bottom of the camera.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the seven 5.5mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

  3. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws on the right side of the camera. Open the HDMI flap to remove a 5.5mm screw.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws on the right side of the camera.

    • Open the HDMI flap to remove a 5.5mm screw.

    • Don't forget to replace the hidden screw under the HDMI flap during reassembly.

  4. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws under the LCD panel.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws under the LCD panel.

  5. Open the flash assembly and insert the plunger into the slot under the flash unit and twist. While twisting,  pry apart the shell to split the camera in half. While twisting,  pry apart the shell to split the camera in half.
    • Open the flash assembly and insert the plunger into the slot under the flash unit and twist.

    • While twisting, pry apart the shell to split the camera in half.

  6. Be careful not to damage the ribbons that connect the halves together.
    • Be careful not to damage the ribbons that connect the halves together.

  7. Place the pry tool under the black latch. Lift gently until the latch flips up. Gently pull the ribbon away from the latch.
    • Place the pry tool under the black latch. Lift gently until the latch flips up.

    • Gently pull the ribbon away from the latch.

    • Be gentle when taking ribbons out and apart because they are fragile.

  8. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the remaining five 5.55mm screws.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the remaining five 5.55mm screws.

    • Then remove the single 6mm screw.

  9. Insert the pry tool under that latch and lift up gently to remove the ribbon.
    • Insert the pry tool under that latch and lift up gently to remove the ribbon.

  10. Move the ribbon out of the way to reveal the hidden mm screw.
    • Move the ribbon out of the way to reveal the hidden mm screw.

  11. Lift the button assembly gently to give yourself access to remove the 4mm screw.
    • Lift the button assembly gently to give yourself access to remove the 4mm screw.

  12. On the top of the camera remove the 6mm screw
    • On the top of the camera remove the 6mm screw

  13. With the spudger tool gently pry off the white tap holding in the bracket. Use the same tool to remove the glued on ribbon.
    • With the spudger tool gently pry off the white tap holding in the bracket.

    • Use the same tool to remove the glued on ribbon.

  14. Gently lift up the button assembly to slide the bracket out. Gently lift up the button assembly to slide the bracket out.
    • Gently lift up the button assembly to slide the bracket out.

  15. With the pry tool gently lift up the latch and pull the cable toward the lens assembly. Use the pry tool again and place it under the ribbon and lift straight up to disconnect the ribbon.
    • With the pry tool gently lift up the latch and pull the cable toward the lens assembly.

    • Use the pry tool again and place it under the ribbon and lift straight up to disconnect the ribbon.

  16. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6 mm screw that hold on the bracket housing. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6 mm screw that hold on the bracket housing.
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6 mm screw that hold on the bracket housing.

  17. Remove the tripod mount from it's slot.
    • Remove the tripod mount from it's slot.

  18. Now you just have to slide the lens assembly out of the housing. Now you just have to slide the lens assembly out of the housing. Now you just have to slide the lens assembly out of the housing.
    • Now you just have to slide the lens assembly out of the housing.

Conclusion

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

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