Nikon D70 LCD Board Replacement

Use this guide to replace the LCD board, which also houses the physical switches for the buttons on the rear cover.

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 Rear Cover Assembly  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Rear Cover Assembly  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • 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 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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 7  ¶ 

  • 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 8 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 8 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 9  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • 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 10  ¶ 

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

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • 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 11  ¶ 

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 11  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 12 LCD Board  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12 LCD Board  ¶ 

  • Remove the three 3.1 mm Phillips screws securing the LCD board to the rear cover.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Remove the LCD board from the rear cover.

Conclusion

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

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