Introduction

If your Nikon D3100 LCD screen is cracked, chipped, or flickering it may need to be replaced. Follow this guide to replace the LCD screen. But first take a look at this troubleshooting page to check if the problem is truly the LCD screen and not a setting issue.

Use a Philips #00 for all screws.
  • Use a Philips #00 for all screws.

  • Remove two 4mm screws indicated by the circles on the bottom side of the camera.

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Remove four 3mm screws around the eye piece located on the top of the back panel. Including the one hidden behind the auto focus label. Remove one 3mm screw behind the rubber grip on the top right of the back panel.
  • Remove four 3mm screws around the eye piece located on the top of the back panel. Including the one hidden behind the auto focus label.

  • Remove one 3mm screw behind the rubber grip on the top right of the back panel.

For my camera, the two bottom screws were 3mm, the upper left is 4 or 5mm, and the upper right (behind the label) is much larger.

No problem, and they’re unambiguous

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Peel back the rubber grip on the right side of the camera using a spudger.
  • Peel back the rubber grip on the right side of the camera using a spudger.

  • You may need a heating pad to melt the glue holding the rubber grip to the camera.

  • Remove two 5mm screws under the rubber grip.

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Remove two 4mm screws on the left side of the camera.
  • Remove two 4mm screws on the left side of the camera.

You also have to remove the rubber cover for these ports, or you won’t be able to do the next step. Pull gently directly away from the camera body until the strap comes out. Re-insertion is as simple - push gently, or guide with a small flat-head screwdriver

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Starting from the top gently lift the back panel of the camera off. Slowly separate the back panel from the main body of the camera. Be careful not to pull out too fast or the ribbon may be damaged.
  • Starting from the top gently lift the back panel of the camera off. Slowly separate the back panel from the main body of the camera.

  • Be careful not to pull out too fast or the ribbon may be damaged.

  • Carefully remove the ribbon using a spudger to lift up connector and tweezers to pull out ribbon.

  • Separate the back panel from the main body of camera.

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Be careful when separating metal plate from back panel because the speaker wire is connected to metal plate. It can easily be torn if caution is not taken.
  • Be careful when separating metal plate from back panel because the speaker wire is connected to metal plate. It can easily be torn if caution is not taken.

  • Remove 9 3mm screws connecting the metal plate to the plastic panel.

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Remove the tape the covering ribbons.
  • Remove the tape the covering ribbons.

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Remove 2 ribbons connecting the LCD screen to the metal plate using the same method from Step 5.
  • Remove 2 ribbons connecting the LCD screen to the metal plate using the same method from Step 5.

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Remove old LCD screen from metal plate.
  • Remove old LCD screen from metal plate.

  • Make sure new screen is clean.

  • Install new LCD screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Very helpful guide, so happy to have a non-cracked screen again!

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