Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the jog and mode dials on the top panel assembly of the NX300.

  1. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the seven 4mm screws (5 on the bottom of the device and 1 on each of the two sides) holding the back panel to the camera. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the seven 4mm screws (5 on the bottom of the device and 1 on each of the two sides) holding the back panel to the camera.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the seven 4mm screws (5 on the bottom of the device and 1 on each of the two sides) holding the back panel to the camera.

  2. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the last 4mm screw located inside the input ports' compartment.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the last 4mm screw located inside the input ports' compartment.

  3. Place a plastic opening tool into the gap between the back panel and camera body, from both the top and the bottom of camera. Carefully pry open the camera and separate the back panel. Place a plastic opening tool into the gap between the back panel and camera body, from both the top and the bottom of camera. Carefully pry open the camera and separate the back panel.
    • Place a plastic opening tool into the gap between the back panel and camera body, from both the top and the bottom of camera. Carefully pry open the camera and separate the back panel.

  4. Using tweezers or your fingers, pull the display's black ribbon from the motherboard. This frees the back panel altogether. To safely remove ribbons, you would need to first unlock the holding mechanism by lifting up the black strip atop the ribbon adapter.
    • Using tweezers or your fingers, pull the display's black ribbon from the motherboard. This frees the back panel altogether.

    • To safely remove ribbons, you would need to first unlock the holding mechanism by lifting up the black strip atop the ribbon adapter.

  5. Free shipping on all orders over $100 or containing a Pro Tech Toolkit!

    Browse Our Store
  6. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the 3mm screw holding the top panel of the camera in place. Also, remove the screws under hot shoe metal clip, otherwise you can break a piece of sensor frame leading to costly repair. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the 3mm screw holding the top panel of the camera in place. Also, remove the screws under hot shoe metal clip, otherwise you can break a piece of sensor frame leading to costly repair.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the 3mm screw holding the top panel of the camera in place. Also, remove the screws under hot shoe metal clip, otherwise you can break a piece of sensor frame leading to costly repair.

  7. Using a plastic opening tool, carefully remove the top panel of the camera. The top panel is held in by plastic clips. Be careful not to break these clips in removal. The top panel is held in by plastic clips. Be careful not to break these clips in removal.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully remove the top panel of the camera.

    • The top panel is held in by plastic clips. Be careful not to break these clips in removal.

  8. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the three 4mm screws holding the power switch board in place. Using tweezers, gently pull the ribbon cable out of the power switch board. Using tweezers, gently pull the ribbon cable out of the power switch board.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the three 4mm screws holding the power switch board in place.

    • Using tweezers, gently pull the ribbon cable out of the power switch board.

  9. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw holding the jog dial in place. Using tweezers, gently remove the ribbon cable attached to the jog dial. Using tweezers, gently remove the ribbon cable attached to the jog dial.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the 4mm screw holding the jog dial in place.

    • Using tweezers, gently remove the ribbon cable attached to the jog dial.

  10. The jog dial should fall out easily. If not, use a pair of tweezers to gently poke it though the power board. The jog dial should fall out easily. If not, use a pair of tweezers to gently poke it though the power board.
    • The jog dial should fall out easily. If not, use a pair of tweezers to gently poke it though the power board.

  11. Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the four 3mm screws holding the mode dial and power switch/shutter button in place. Remove the metal mounts from the underside of the dials. The dials are now free from the camera.
    • Using a Phillips #00 precision screwdriver, remove the four 3mm screws holding the mode dial and power switch/shutter button in place.

    • Remove the metal mounts from the underside of the dials. The dials are now free from the camera.

  12. Make sure the dial slot aligns with the power switch board prior to reassembly.
    • Make sure the dial slot aligns with the power switch board prior to reassembly.

Conclusion

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

7 other people completed this guide.

Andres Perez

Member since: 01/21/2015

852 Reputation

5 Guides authored

Team

USF Tampa, Team 9-6, Blackwell Winter 2015 Member of USF Tampa, Team 9-6, Blackwell Winter 2015

USFT-BLACKWELL-W15S9G6

4 Members

5 Guides authored

3 Comments

Thanks, this was useful. Camera was switching modes randomly. I didn't replace the PCB however, just opened and sprayed a lot of silicon oil into the dial.

Marian Juranyi - Reply

Thanks! I fixed my camera. But i think step 10 not necessary.

odiss2000 - Reply

Perfect ! My Camera was switching modes randomly too. I changed the board from step 9 with a new part found on Ebay. Thank you :-)

sgexfabry - Reply

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 5

Past 7 Days: 29

Past 30 Days: 98

All Time: 4,962