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  1. Nikon D80 Motherboard Replacement, Main Board: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nikon D80 Motherboard Replacement, Main Board: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.2 mm screws from the left and right sides of the outer cover.

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    • Use tweezers to gently flip the small locking flap of the zero force insertion connector up.

    • Pull the orange connector cable out of the zero force insertion connector using the tweezers.

    • Remove the back cover.

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    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six 3.7 mm screws.

    • Remove the back plate that covers the main board.

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    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the 2.3 mm screw.

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    • Use tweezers to gently flip the small locking flaps of the zero force insertion connectors up.

    • Pull the bottom orange connector cable out of the zero force insertion connector using the tweezers.

    • Pull the top orange connector cable out of the zero force insertion connector using the tweezers.

    • Remove the ribbon cables by gently pulling them away from the no-fuss ribbon cable connectors.

    • Remove the ribbon cables by gently pulling them away from the no-fuss ribbon cable connectors.

    • Disconnect the main board from the two ports on the left by pulling the main board to the right.

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    • Using the soldering iron, disconnect the four wires soldered to the main board.

    • For more information on how to solder and desolder connections, please visit this guide.

    • Be careful when using the hot soldering iron. Move the ribbon cable out of the way as well; it is easy to burn it or yourself when using the iron.

    • Remove the main board.

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    • Unscrew the three 2.3 mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the three 4.7 mm screws.

    • Gently remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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