Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard.

Remove the following 5 screws securing the bottom cover to the camera body:
  • Remove the following 5 screws securing the bottom cover to the camera body:

    • Four 6 mm J000 screws.

    • One 8 mm J000 screw (under lens mount).

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Remove three 6 mm J000 screws from under the battery cover.
  • Remove three 6 mm J000 screws from under the battery cover.

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  • Gently pull the bottom cover off of the camera body.

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  • Remove the following screws from the port area:

    • Two 3.5 mm J000 screws.

    • One 6 mm J000 screw (right above ports).

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  • Peel the rear rubber piece off with tweezers.

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  • Remove one 4.25 mm J000 screw from behind the rear rubber piece.

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  • Pull the eyepiece cover up to remove it.

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  • Remove two 6 mm J000 screws from behind the eyepiece cover.

  • On D7100 models, there is an additional screw holding the back plate on. This screw is located in the diopter (dial with + - on it). This screw can be accessed by peeling up this sticker on the diopter.

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  • Open the SD card cover by pushing slightly down with your thumb and sliding up.

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  • Remove four 6 mm J000 screws that secure the SD card cover.

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  • Gently pull the SD card cover off.

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  • Remove the following screws that secure the back case:

    • One 6 mm J000 screw.

    • One 3 mm J000 screw.

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  • Carefully lift the back case off.

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  • Disconnect the following two ribbon cables from the motherboard.

  • See our Cable Connector Guide for help with ribbon cable connectors!

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  • Remove the following screws securing the left motherboard shield:

    • One 2 mm J000 screw (on the bottom).

    • One 3.5 mm J000 screw (on the back).

  • Be careful of the grounding clips on the motherboard.

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  • Gently pry and lift the left motherboard shield off.

No need to remove shield. Risk of damaging clips holding shield.

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  • Remove one 3.5 mm J000 screw securing the right motherboard shield.

No need to remove shield. Risk of damaging clips holding shield.

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  • Gently lift the right motherboard shield off with the tip of a spudger.

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  • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

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  • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

One more ribbon behind press down tab

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  • Carefully disconnect the red connector with tweezers.

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  • Remove four 3.5 mm J000 screws securing the motherboard.

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  • Gently pull the port side cover away from the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard off.

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Conclusion

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

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Jed Chen

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Hi thank you.

winnaingsoe - Reply

perfekt. Thank you! Had to replace the board because the GPS port was brocken.

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