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Introduction

Here is the disassembly for a Nikon Coolpix 3200 digital camera.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Nikon Coolpix 3200, use our service manual.

  1. Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the screws from the base of the camera.
    • Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the screws from the base of the camera.

  2. Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the screws from the side of the camera where the computer lead is.
    • Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the screws from the side of the camera where the computer lead is.

  3. Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws from the side of the camera where the card reader is.
    • Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws from the side of the camera where the card reader is.

  4. Pry apart the outer casing. A gray plastic threaded piece (used to attach camera to a tripod) will fall out.
    • Pry apart the outer casing. A gray plastic threaded piece (used to attach camera to a tripod) will fall out.

  5. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two silver screws that connect the circuit board to the outer front casing.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two silver screws that connect the circuit board to the outer front casing.

  6. Pry apart the front outer casing from the circuit board. The camera will now be in three pieces.
    • Pry apart the front outer casing from the circuit board. The camera will now be in three pieces.

  7. Pull the connecting strip on the circuit board which connects it to the back outer casing. Pull the connecting strip on the circuit board which connects it to the back outer casing.
    • Pull the connecting strip on the circuit board which connects it to the back outer casing.

  8. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws next to the computer port and the brass screw on the circuit board. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws next to the computer port and the brass screw on the circuit board.
    • Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws next to the computer port and the brass screw on the circuit board.

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  10. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the three screws that connect the outer lens rim to the front casing. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the three screws that connect the outer lens rim to the front casing.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the three screws that connect the outer lens rim to the front casing.

  11. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws that hold the flash cover to the outer front casing. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws that hold the flash cover to the outer front casing.
    • Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws that hold the flash cover to the outer front casing.

  12. Open the lid of the battery compartment and use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws at the bottom.
    • Open the lid of the battery compartment and use a Philips screwdriver to remove the two screws at the bottom.

  13. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that connect the inside battery casing to the front of the outer casing.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that connect the inside battery casing to the front of the outer casing.

  14. Pull off the battery casing from the inside of the outer front casing. The circuit board, battery casing, and front outer casing will be attached by a connecting strip along with red and black wires.
    • Pull off the battery casing from the inside of the outer front casing. The circuit board, battery casing, and front outer casing will be attached by a connecting strip along with red and black wires.

  15. Use scissors to cut the red and black wires away from the battery points of contact.
    • Use scissors to cut the red and black wires away from the battery points of contact.

  16. Pull the connecting strip away from the circuit board to separate it from the front casing.
    • Pull the connecting strip away from the circuit board to separate it from the front casing.

  17. Use a Philips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that connect the photo button to the outer front casing.
    • Use a Philips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that connect the photo button to the outer front casing.

  18. Firmly press on the photo button and this component will pop out.
    • Firmly press on the photo button and this component will pop out.

  19. Use a scalpel to pry apart the metal inner part of the button from the plastic outer piece. Use a scalpel to pry apart the metal inner part of the button from the plastic outer piece.
    • Use a scalpel to pry apart the metal inner part of the button from the plastic outer piece.

  20. Use your fingernails to peel the outer rim from the front casing. Use your fingernails to peel the outer rim from the front casing.
    • Use your fingernails to peel the outer rim from the front casing.

    • Pull the connecting strip out of the circuit board to separate it from the LCD screen.

    • Use your fingernails to pry apart the back metal piece of the screen (covered by a black plastic film) from the front section of the screen.

  21. Pry apart the back black piece and front white piece of the screen. Inside the screen there are four sheets of plastic: one opaque, two mirrored, and one thicker plastic sheet which has a foil piece attached to it.
    • Pry apart the back black piece and front white piece of the screen. Inside the screen there are four sheets of plastic: one opaque, two mirrored, and one thicker plastic sheet which has a foil piece attached to it.

    • Use a hammer and chisel to separate the lens piece of the camera from the circuit board.

    • Use your fingernails to pry off the motor, motor cover, and flash piece from the lens piece of the camera.

Milly Whitehead

Member since: 03/09/2010

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Oh, and then just do everything in reverse to put it back together again? That hammer and chisel bit bothers me a bit.

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