Nikon D70 LCD Assembly Replacement

Use this guide to replace a broken rear LCD.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Open the battery door and rotate it away from the bottom cover.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Use your finger tip to pull the battery release tab toward the center of the D70.

  • Open the battery door and rotate it away from the bottom cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: It may be necessary to wiggle the battery while pulling to free it from its pocket in the case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Pull the battery out of the D70.

  • It may be necessary to wiggle the battery while pulling to free it from its pocket in the case.

Edit Step 3 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Six 5.8 mm Phillips screws

Edit Step 3 Bottom Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the following eight screws securing the bottom cover to the D70:

    • Six 5.8 mm Phillips screws

    • One 10.7 mm Phillips screws

    • One 8.2 mm Phillips screws

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Remove the bottom cover from the D70.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull the bottom cover to separate it from the body of the D70.

  • Remove the bottom cover from the D70.

Edit Step 5 Rear Cover Assembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5 Rear Cover Assembly  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.8 mm Phillips screws securing the battery side of the rear cover to the D70.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.8 mm Phillips screws securing the port side of the rear cover to the D70.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Use your fingernail to flip up the ZIF locking flap on the LCD ribbon cable socket.

  • Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.

  • Pull the LCD board ribbon cable out of its socket.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull the sides of the rear cover away from the body of the D70.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/2: At this point, the capacitor is visible and its exposed contacts are boxed in red in the second picture. Even though they are recessed, be careful not to touch the contacts to avoid shocking yourself.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Pull the rear cover off the body of the D70, minding the LCD board ribbon cable that may get caught.

  • At this point, the capacitor is visible and its exposed contacts are boxed in red in the second picture. Even though they are recessed, be careful not to touch the contacts to avoid shocking yourself.

Edit Step 10 LCD Assembly  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Do not completely remove the ZIF cable lock. It should move about 1 mm and stop. Be sure you are pushing against the lock, not the socket.

Edit Step 10 LCD Assembly  ¶ 

  • Use your thumbnails to push the ZIF cable lock toward the LCD.

  • Do not completely remove the ZIF cable lock. It should move about 1 mm and stop. Be sure you are pushing against the lock, not the socket.

  • Pull the LCD ribbon cable out of its socket.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

Image 1/1: It may help to wiggle the connector as you pull it out of its socket.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the LCD backlight connector away from its socket.

  • It may help to wiggle the connector as you pull it out of its socket.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Lift the LCD bracket out of the rear cover.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.8 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD bracket to the rear cover.

  • Lift the LCD bracket out of the rear cover.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Be sure both the face of the LCD and the inner face of the clear LCD cover are perfectly clean before reassembly, as any dust or fingerprints trapped inside will be annoyingly visible when the device is turned on.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Remove the LCD assembly from the rear cover.

  • Be sure both the face of the LCD and the inner face of the clear LCD cover are perfectly clean before reassembly, as any dust or fingerprints trapped inside will be annoyingly visible when the device is turned on.

Conclusion

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

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Is there a way to test the LCD to make sure it works? Mine doesn't come on at all- no menu, no reviewing images. No backlight. Nothing. The unit takes photos fine, verified by connecting to a PC.

Some electronics tend to have a "test mode" of some sort to verify that parts work. Thought maybe this guy did as well...

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