Nikon D70 Port Cover Replacement

Use this guide to replace a cosmetically damaged port cover or to install a new rubber port seal.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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  ¶ 

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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 Front Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10 Front Cover  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry up the flash unit at the point shown in the picture.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.3 mm Phillips screws securing the top edge of the front cover to the top cover.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 4.3 mm Phillips screws on the face of the front cover.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Use the sharp end of a metal spudger or a razor blade to peel the sticker out of the center of the automatic/manual focus switch.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • Remove the 6.3 mm shouldered Phillips screw from the center of the automatic/manual focus switch.

  • Pull the automatic/manual focus switch away from the front cover.

Edit Step 15  ¶ 

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Edit Step 15  ¶ 

  • If present, remove the plastic cover from the lens mount.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

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Edit Step 16  ¶ 

  • Pull the front cover away from the D70.

Edit Step 17 Port Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 17 Port Cover  ¶ 

  • Remove the 3.8 mm silver Phillips screw securing the port cover to the side of the D70.

Edit Step 18  ¶ 

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Edit Step 18  ¶ 

  • Remove the port cover from the D70.

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

For more information, check out the Nikon D70 device page.

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