Introduction

This guide will provide instructions on the process for replacing or removing the back cover of the camera. Removing the back cover of the camera allows for the internal components to be exposed for replacement.

Image 1/1: Ensure the  camera is turned off before conducting any maintenance on the device.
  • Identify the battery chamber found at the bottom of the device.

  • Ensure the camera is turned off before conducting any maintenance on the device.

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Image 1/3: The spring loaded battery chamber door will swing open after the switch is moved. Image 2/3: The spring loaded battery chamber door will swing open after the switch is moved. Image 3/3: The spring loaded battery chamber door will swing open after the switch is moved.
  • Slide the switch to the left to open the battery chamber using your fingertip or plastic opening tools.

  • The spring loaded battery chamber door will swing open after the switch is moved.

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Image 1/3: After the yellow tab is depressed, the battery should partially eject from the camera. Image 2/3: After the yellow tab is depressed, the battery should partially eject from the camera. Image 3/3: After the yellow tab is depressed, the battery should partially eject from the camera.
  • Depress the yellow spring loaded tab holding the battery in place using your fingertip or plastic opening tools.

  • After the yellow tab is depressed, the battery should partially eject from the camera.

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  • Gently remove the battery from the chamber.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 5mm screw highlighted in  orange with the Phillips #000 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the 5mm screw highlighted in  orange with the Phillips #000 screwdriver. Image 3/3: Remove the 5mm screw highlighted in  orange with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 4mm screws highlighted in red with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

  • Remove the 5mm screw highlighted in orange with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Identify the small notch below the camera flash where the body of the camera and the back cover join. Image 2/3: Use plastic opening tools to pry the darker plastic piece under the camera flash from the lighter plastic camera body. Image 3/3: Use plastic opening tools to pry the darker plastic piece under the camera flash from the lighter plastic camera body.
  • Pop up the camera flash using the button below the lightning bolt on the left side of the camera.

  • Identify the small notch below the camera flash where the body of the camera and the back cover join.

  • Use plastic opening tools to pry the darker plastic piece under the camera flash from the lighter plastic camera body.

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Image 1/3: The plastic HDMI cover can become loose and fall off during this step. Once the back cover is free from the camera you may remove this piece to store in a safe place. Image 2/3: The plastic HDMI cover can become loose and fall off during this step. Once the back cover is free from the camera you may remove this piece to store in a safe place. Image 3/3: The plastic HDMI cover can become loose and fall off during this step. Once the back cover is free from the camera you may remove this piece to store in a safe place.
  • Gently pry with a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the camera.

  • The plastic HDMI cover can become loose and fall off during this step. Once the back cover is free from the camera you may remove this piece to store in a safe place.

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Image 1/3: A gold ribbon cable will join the back cover of the camera to the internal electronic components. Be careful not to remove the back cover without removing the cable since this part can easily break. Image 2/3: To remove the ribbon cable, gently pull the connector from the camera's internal electronic components using a pair of tweezers. Image 3/3: Flip the orange bar securing the ribbon cable upwards to allow for safe removal.
  • Gently lift the back cover away from the camera body.

  • A gold ribbon cable will join the back cover of the camera to the internal electronic components. Be careful not to remove the back cover without removing the cable since this part can easily break.

  • To remove the ribbon cable, gently pull the connector from the camera's internal electronic components using a pair of tweezers.

  • Flip the orange bar securing the ribbon cable upwards to allow for safe removal.

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  • After the ribbon cable is removed from the camera body, the cover can be completely removed.

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Conclusion

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

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@alanweihe

Hi Alan. Firstly - Great guide! Simple and clear, which for someone like myself is a necessity, lol!

Secondly - Is this how you would gain access to the menu, delete, and function buttons?

And last but certainly not least - Would you happen to know if this would (basically) be the same for a COOLPIX P520, by any chance? .

As you may've guessed, my P520 menu, delete and function buttons have suddenly stopped working, which makes 95% of my cameras functions and options unusable. After reading through your guide, I can see that the bodies for the two cameras are incredibly similar, so I thought you might be able to shed a little light on this for me. Thank you in advance! Toni

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