Introduction

The lens zoom unit aids in capturing images from a distance. This guide will provide the necessary instructions for replacing a broken or malfunctioning zoom lens unit.

Identify the battery chamber found at the bottom of 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Gently remove the battery from the chamber. Gently remove the battery from the chamber.
  • Gently remove the battery from the chamber.

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. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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. 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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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.
  • 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.

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

Lift the LCD screen upwards. Lift the LCD screen upwards.
  • Lift the LCD screen upwards.

Tilt the screen towards the ribbon cable. Remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling the cable away from the motherboard using tweezers.
  • Tilt the screen towards the ribbon cable.

  • Remove the ribbon cable by gently pulling the cable away from the motherboard using tweezers.

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

Remove the six 4mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver. Remove the 6mm screw highlighted in orange using the Philips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 4mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • Remove the 6mm screw highlighted in orange using the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • One of the 4mm screws is on the exterior of the device.

Lift and remove the LCD mounting bracket to expose underlying hardware. Lift and remove the LCD mounting bracket to expose underlying hardware. Lift and remove the LCD mounting bracket to expose underlying hardware.
  • Lift and remove the LCD mounting bracket to expose underlying hardware.

Disconnect the ribbon cable connector by prying upwards on the part using the plastic opening tools. Disconnect the ribbon cable connector by prying upwards on the part using the plastic opening tools. Disconnect the ribbon cable connector by prying upwards on the part using the plastic opening tools.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connector by prying upwards on the part using the plastic opening tools.

Remove the 3mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver. There should be a total of three screws removed in this step. There should be a total of three screws removed in this step.
  • Remove the 3mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver.

  • There should be a total of three screws removed in this step.

Use the tweezers to remove the CCD sensor carefully. Use the tweezers to remove the CCD sensor carefully. Use the tweezers to remove the CCD sensor carefully.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the CCD sensor carefully.

Remove the four  7mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver. Remove the four  7mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver. Remove the four  7mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 7mm screws highlighted in red using the Philips #000 screwdriver.

Disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling towards the left. Flip the orange bar securing the ribbon cable upwards to allow for safe removal. Flip the orange bar securing the ribbon cable upwards to allow for safe removal.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by pulling towards the left.

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

Remove the lens cover to free the zoom motor unit from the camera body. Remove the lens cover to free the zoom motor unit from the camera body. Remove the lens cover to free the zoom motor unit from the camera body.
  • Remove the lens cover to free the zoom motor unit from the camera body.

Gently lift out the lens unit. Gently lift out the lens unit. Gently lift out the lens unit.
  • Gently lift out the lens unit.

Conclusion

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

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Without this guide I would never have attempted to try and fix my "lens error" by disassembling my P520 Coolpix. There were a few more screws than the P530 instructions, but it was essentially the same. I could not fix my issue and I am not willing to invest in another lens, so my nice camera is now scrap. However, that is no reflection on these VERY GOOD step by step instructions and photos. thanks.... joe

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