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Nikon Coolpix E5700 Top Cover Replacement

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Removing the top cover of the camera.

  • Author: Kyle Sitton
  • Time estimate: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to remove the top cover of the Nikon Coolpix E5700.

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Tools

Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

Finish pulling away the back panel.

Step 1 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Finish pulling away the back panel.

  • Turn the camera to its non-grip side.

  • Remove the Phillips screw located above the strap holder.

Step 2  ¶ 

Open the CF card slot. Remove the Phillips screw near the top of the camera.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Open the CF card slot.

  • Remove the Phillips screw near the top of the camera.

Step 3  ¶ 

Turn to the front of the camera.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Turn to the front of the camera.

  • Lift up the corner of the grip pad nearest to the flash bulb.

  • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the grip pad.

Step 4  ¶ 

Lift up the flash bulb container. Remove the two Phillips screws located near the base of the section.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Lift up the flash bulb container.

  • Remove the two Phillips screws located near the base of the section.

Step 5  ¶ 

Open the battery compartment. Remove the Phillips screw located at the bottom of the battery compartment.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Open the battery compartment.

  • Remove the Phillips screw located at the bottom of the battery compartment.

Step 6  ¶ 

Begin to lift the top cover from the rest of the camera.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Begin to lift the top cover from the rest of the camera.

  • Be careful when doing this because many wires are connecting the top piece to the camera. Pulling too hard may pull these wires out.

Step 7  ¶ 

In order to pull the top panel without removing the flash unit. You must remove the flash top cover, taking away the screw under the bulb (see image). then gently remove the plastic top cover. IMPORTANT: discharge the condenser as soon as possible (the flash wires are now exposed, and dangerous ).

Step 7  ¶ 

  • In order to pull the top panel without removing the flash unit. You must remove the flash top cover, taking away the screw under the bulb (see image). then gently remove the plastic top cover. IMPORTANT: discharge the condenser as soon as possible (the flash wires are now exposed, and dangerous ).

Step 8  ¶ 

Unplug the orange ribbon wire from the back of the camera. Unplug the two blue ribbon wires from the back of the camera.

Step 8  ¶ 

  • Unplug the orange ribbon wire from the back of the camera.

  • Unplug the two blue ribbon wires from the back of the camera.

Step 9  ¶ 

Remove the Phillips screws on both sides of the flash bulb mount. Remove the Phillips screws on both sides of the flash bulb mount.

Step 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the Phillips screws on both sides of the flash bulb mount.

Step 10  ¶ 

Lift the top panel up and pull the flash bulb housing away from the rest of the top panel. Note: The top panel will be difficult to separate from the flash bulb housing. Place your hands as shown in the picture and push upward with your thumb while holding the flash bulb housing stationary

Step 10  ¶ 

  • Lift the top panel up and pull the flash bulb housing away from the rest of the top panel.

  • Note: The top panel will be difficult to separate from the flash bulb housing. Place your hands as shown in the picture and push upward with your thumb while holding the flash bulb housing stationary

Step 11  ¶ 

Unplug the orange ribbon and the  other wires and finish carefully removing the top panel.

Step 11  ¶ 

  • Unplug the orange ribbon and the other wires and finish carefully removing the top panel.