Introduction

Use this guide to replace the shutter assembly.

  1. 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).

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

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

    • Remove the following screws from the port area:

      • Two 3.5 mm J000 screws.

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

    • Peel the rear rubber piece off with tweezers.

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

    • Pull the eyepiece cover up to remove it.

    • 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.

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

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

    • Gently pull the SD card cover off.

    • Remove the following screws that secure the back case:

      • One 6 mm J000 screw.

      • One 3 mm J000 screw.

    • Carefully lift the back case off.

    • Disconnect the following two ribbon cables from the motherboard.

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

    • 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.

    • Gently pry and lift the left motherboard shield off.

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

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

    • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

    • Disconnect remaining ribbon cables.

    • Carefully disconnect the red connector with tweezers.

    • Remove four 3.5 mm J000 screws securing the motherboard.

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

    • Lift the motherboard off.

    • Remove four 6 mm J000 screws securing the tripod plate.

    • Carefully lift the tripod plate from the backside of the camera and slide out the grounding clip from under the lens mount.

    • Disconnect black and white speaker cable.

    • Remove three 6 mm J000 screws securing the image sensor.

    • Carefully lift the image sensor plate out of the camera.

    • Manually pop up flash by inserting a screw driver to the left of the viewfinder and pressing on the metal lever.

    • It won't take much pressure. Press carefully and the flash will pop up when you find the right spot.

    • Remove two 5 mm J000 screws from under the flash.

    • Remove two 3 mm J000 screws securing the front cover.

    • Remove the front cover.

    • Carefully remove the port cover.

    • Deroute the microphone cable.

    • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw from the front.

    • Remove one 8.5 mm J000 screw from the battery compartment.

    • Remove the grip carefully.

    • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw securing the top case (under right strap hook).

    • Remove one 4 mm J000 screw securing the top case (under left strap hook).

    • Remove the sticker covering the diopter adjust screw.

    • Remove one 8.0 mm J000 screw.

    • Remove the Diopeter Adjust.

    • Remove the top case.

    • Remove the Black, Yellow, Green cable from the top case board.

    • Remove two 6.5 mm J000 screws securing the viewfinder.

    • Remove the viewfinder cover.

    • Remove one 3 mm J000 screw from the bottom left side of the camera.

    • Remove two 6 mm J000 screws from the left of the shutter.

    • Remove two 6.5 mm J000 screws from beneath the lens mount.

    • Remove two screws from just below and to the sides of the viewfinder.

    • Remove one 5 mm J000 screw from the top right of the camera.

    • Carefully peel back ribbon cable on the bottom left of camera.

    • Remove the left front ribbon cable from top right of circuit board.

    • Remove all three wire connectors.

    • Separate the shutter assembly from the camera body.

Conclusion

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

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Steven Castaneda

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6 Comments

Use a #00 Philips, not a #0, or you'll strip the screws. Also, there are two or three screws connecting the shutter assembly to the camera body, and its contacts are soldered on. So you need a soldering iron for the last step.

Michael Duncan - Reply

im gonna be trying this soon , how long did it take and how difficult is it ,,,

Dean Wilkinson - Reply

Guide not completed. Last step only shows removal of mirror box. Shutter assembly replacement not

Ziyang - Reply

Regardless of possibly a few missing steps, this is a great lesson of how to deal with shutter replacement on my own. Hats off !!

Mateusz Witek - Reply

How to reassemble diopter adjustment?

Jerome - Reply

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