Introduction

This guide will help to you access your viewfinder in your Nikon D40 and replace the viewfinder.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the two visible 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the viewfinder. These screws are highlighted in red.
  • Remove the two visible 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the viewfinder. These screws are highlighted in red.

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Remove the four 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the camera. Remove the four 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the camera.
  • Remove the four 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the camera.

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Remove the four highlighted 3.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the bottom of the camera.
  • Remove the four highlighted 3.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the bottom of the camera.

Worth mentioning, the top circled screw was a 6mm on my camera. The other 3 were 3mm.

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While pulling the bottom down, remove the back of the camera.
  • While pulling the bottom down, remove the back of the camera.

  • Be careful not to pull too hard on the back as it is connected via a ribbon cable. Be sure to disconnect this cable on the main board.

  • To disconnect the ribbon cable pull the small black tab upward and pull gently on the cable.

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You will be able to see the ribbon cables coming out from the back panel, disconnect the cables.
  • You will be able to see the ribbon cables coming out from the back panel, disconnect the cables.

  • Be careful not to pull too hard on the ribbon cables.

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Slowly push the upper body up until you see the frame of the viewfinder
  • Slowly push the upper body up until you see the frame of the viewfinder

  • Be careful while pulling the top camera body.

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Use a spudger to keep the upper body separate from the printed circuit board.
  • Use a spudger to keep the upper body separate from the printed circuit board.

  • Wiggle the plastic eyepiece out of the frame. This may require some force.

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Remove the viewfinder with the plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the viewfinder with the plastic opening tool.

  • Do not push too hard while using the opening tool.

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The viewfinder has been removed!
  • The viewfinder has been removed!

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Conclusion

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

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