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Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement

What you need

  1. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  2. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four 6.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the left and right sides of the camera.

  3. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four highlighted 3.0 mm Philips #0 screws on the bottom of the camera.

  4. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  5. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement, Viewfinder: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  6. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Slowly push the upper body up until you see the frame of the viewfinder

    • Be careful while pulling the top camera body.

  7. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  8. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the viewfinder with the plastic opening tool.

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

  9. Nikon D40 Viewfinder Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • The viewfinder has been removed!

Conclusion

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

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