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.

Image 1/1: Remove two 4mm screws indicated by the circles on the bottom side of the camera.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove one 3mm screw behind the rubber grip on the top right of the back panel. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: You may need a heating pad to melt the glue holding the rubber grip to the camera.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to pull out too fast or the ribbon may be damaged. Image 2/2: Carefully remove the ribbon using a spudger to lift up connector and tweezers to pull out ribbon.
  • Starting from the top gently life 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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Image 1/1: Remove 9 3mm screws connecting the metal plate to the plastic panel.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: Make sure new screen is clean.
  • 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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