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  1. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Turn the camera upside down and locate the battery compartment.

    • Slide the compartment open following the direction of the arrow.

  2. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Press the orange release button to release and remove the battery.

    • Replace or insert battery in it's respective terminals

  3. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Outer Casing: step 3, image 1 of 3 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Outer Casing: step 3, image 2 of 3 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Outer Casing: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the four 0.1mm screws from the bottom of the camera using the phillips head screwdriver

    • Using the same screwdriver, remove the 2 screws on the side of the camera.

    • Remove the 2 screws from the other side of the camera.

    • One of the screws is under the I/O port cover.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully separate the cover from the camera.

    • Work the plastic opening tool around all the edges of the front plate.

    • Pull the purple plastic cover off gently from the screen.

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    • Turn the camera over so the LCD screen is facing you.

    • Carefully remove the front shell by gently prying around the corners with the plastic opening tool until it releases.

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    • Be careful to keep track of little pieces of the outside casing.

  7. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the top button casing by pulling it away from main camera.

  8. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Button Panel: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2 screws on the silver plate

    • Gently lift the screen and silver plate away from the internal components.

    • Do not separate the plate and screen from the camera

  9. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully move the button panel away from the silver plate.

    • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap.

    • Safely pull the ribbon cable out and then remove the button panel.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  10. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, LCD Display Screen: step 10, image 1 of 2 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, LCD Display Screen: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully remove the screen away from the silver plate.

    • Carefully fold the screen over exposing the latch for the ribbon cable.

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    • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

  12. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Once the ribbon cable is disconnected, remove the LCD screen.

  13. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Image Sensor: step 13, image 1 of 2 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Image Sensor: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Using the phillips head screwdriver, remove the three 0.1mm screws on the metal plate.

    • Carefully remove metal plate from the camera.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool or your finger nail to carefully flip up the ribbon cable retaining flap.

    • Use the same screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws that were revealed after removing the metal plate.

  15. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull the ribbon cable to remove the image sensor.

  16. Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Lens: step 16, image 1 of 3 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Lens: step 16, image 2 of 3 Nikon Coolpix S5300 Lens Replacement, Lens: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • To disconnect the ribbon cable, use the tip of a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then, you can safely pull the ribbon cable out.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the black hinged retaining flap, not the connector itself.

    • Carefully push the lens towards you until it is almost removed from the chamber.

    • Remove the lens assembly from the camera.

Conclusion

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

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