Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

A teardown of the Nikon Coolpix 3500.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Nikon Coolpix 3500, use our service manual.

Image 1/1: Remove the battery.
  • Open the battery cover.

  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/1: Remove one 3 mm screw above the CF Card opening.
  • Remove two 4.5 mm screws next to the battery opening.

  • Remove one 3 mm screw above the CF Card opening.

  • Remove one 4.5 mm screw next to CF card opening.

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  • Remove two 4.5 mm screws from inside the battery slot.

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  • Remove two 5 mm screws from the opposite end of the battery.

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  • Remove the plastic cap and newly revealed 5 mm screw.

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Image 1/1: Remove the grey plastic piece  by gently prying the faceplate up.
  • Remove the five identical 3.5 mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove the grey plastic piece by gently prying the faceplate up.

  • Note: Do not pull hard, there are two wires connecting the faceplate to the logic board.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to lift up the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside. Image 2/3: Use a spudger to lift up the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside. Image 3/3: Use a spudger to lift up the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside.
  • Use the spudger to lift up the white-capped wire.

  • Use a spudger to lift up the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the blue wire attached to the green chip from the center of the logic board.
  • Disconnect the grey-capped wire from the logic board.

  • Disconnect the blue wire attached to the green chip from the center of the logic board.

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Image 1/2: Invert the logic board and lens toward the orange and blue wires still connecting the logic board to the LED screen. Image 2/2: Invert the logic board and lens toward the orange and blue wires still connecting the logic board to the LED screen.
  • Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the logic board next to the rotating lens.

  • Invert the logic board and lens toward the orange and blue wires still connecting the logic board to the LED screen.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the orange wire using a spudger while pushing out horizontally. Image 2/2: Disconnect the red capped wire from the logic board.
  • Disconnect the blue wire connecting the logic board to the LED screen.

  • Disconnect the orange wire using a spudger while pushing out horizontally.

  • Disconnect the red capped wire from the logic board.

  • Lift the logic board and lens (still connected) out of the back case.

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  • Lift up on the black covering and remove the orange wire connecting the lens to the logic board.

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Image 1/1: Remove the two 3.4 mm screws.
  • Remove the 2.5 mm screw.

  • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws.

  • Remove the two 4.4 mm screws.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to let the three-button rubber piece fall out while removing it. Image 2/2: Be careful not to let the three-button rubber piece fall out while removing it.
  • Remove the LED screen.

  • Be careful not to let the three-button rubber piece fall out while removing it.

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