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  1. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement, Rear Case: step 1, image 1 of 2 Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement, Rear Case: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the eyepiece up and off the viewfinder.

  2. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using a PH000 screwdriver, remove the two 4.8mm Phillips screws from the back of the viewfinder.

    • Some screws may be JIS. Be wary of this if your PH000 does not feel like it is properly gripping the screws.

  3. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.4mm Phillips screws on the right side of the camera, near the SD card slot.

  4. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 6.4mm Phillips screws on the left side of the camera, near the I/O ports.

  5. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • On the bottom of the camera,

    • remove the two 5.3mm Phillips screws

    • and the other two 6.3mm Phillips screws.

  6. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Using a spudger, separate the bottom panel from the rear case just enough to clear the two clips on the rear casing in the next step.

  7. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the rear case off of the back of the camera.

    • Don't pull the casing completely off yet, as the ribbon cables are still connected.

    • Be mindful of the two clips, making sure to keep the bottom panel far enough away to clear them.

  8. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Set the rear casing off to the side so you can access the ZIF connectors.

    • The orientation shown in the picture seems to be the best position for the casing to sit comfortably without stressing the ribbon cable connections.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the black tab on the ZIF connector.

    • Disconnect the ribbon cables from their respective ZIF connectors on the logic board.

  10. Nikon D90 Rear Case Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the rear casing from the camera.

Conclusion

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

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Ryan Lutz

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good guidance,easy to follow,thanks

ramalingeswarao kaza - Reply

I want to replace my Nikon D90 DSLR bad LCD, this guide will save me from costly repairs.

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