Introduction

The LCD unit is the main component of the digital display on the D5100. This guide will teach you how to remove and replace it.

Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws around the perimeter of the LCD panel. Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws around the perimeter of the LCD panel.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws around the perimeter of the LCD panel.

Possible "000" (smaller than "00") size screw driver. My 00 was too big.

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Using a fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger inserted into the seam, separate the LCD bevel from the main panel body.
  • Using a fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger inserted into the seam, separate the LCD bevel from the main panel body.

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Remove the ribbon cables on the LCD's circuitboard by flipping up their plastic clasps and removing it from their casing. Remove the ribbon cables on the LCD's circuitboard by flipping up their plastic clasps and removing it from their casing.
  • Remove the ribbon cables on the LCD's circuitboard by flipping up their plastic clasps and removing it from their casing.

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Disconnect the 16-pin cable by gently pulling it upward, away from the circuitboard, until it is removed from its port.
  • Disconnect the 16-pin cable by gently pulling it upward, away from the circuitboard, until it is removed from its port.

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Desolder the 3 wires (red, yellow, and black) connecting the LCD board to the main camera body.
  • Desolder the 3 wires (red, yellow, and black) connecting the LCD board to the main camera body.

Solder Iron tool should had been at the very top. :D

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The LCD assembly can now be fully separated from the main camera body. Remove the plastic bezel and metal bracket from the LCD itself to complete the removal process.
  • The LCD assembly can now be fully separated from the main camera body.

  • Remove the plastic bezel and metal bracket from the LCD itself to complete the removal process.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you so much! My camera was dropped . And yelow and black wires came off. Now i will try to fix it.

What is the functions of these wires?

Ilia - Reply

Thanks for this Liz.

Removing the broken LCD from my Nikon D5100 seems like something I can do now!

I am unsure ?how to do the soldering bit to attach the new LCD, ?where to attach the wires...

Any help is welcome

Felipe Castro - Reply

I was able to fix it, thanks to you guys. But the colors that came on the, LCD are weird. At least I can see the image.

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