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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.

  1. Remove the battery cover.
    • Remove the battery cover.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Remove two 4.5 mm screws next to the battery slot.
    • Remove two 4.5 mm screws next to the battery slot.

    • Remove one 3 mm screw above the CF memory card slot.

    • Remove one 4.5 mm screw next to CF memory card slot.

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

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

  5. Remove the plastic cap and the 5 mm screw underneath.
    • Remove the plastic cap and the 5 mm screw underneath.

  6. Remove the five 3.5 mm screws from the bottom of the camera.
    • Remove the five 3.5 mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

    • Gently pry off the grey faceplate.

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

  7. Use a spudger to disconnect the white-capped wire at the bottom of the camera. Use a spudger to disconnect the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside. Use a spudger to disconnect the orange-capped wire at the bottom of the camera and set the faceplate aside.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the white-capped wire at the bottom of the camera.

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

  8. Disconnect the grey-capped wires from the logic board.
    • Disconnect the grey-capped wires from the logic board.

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

  9. Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the logic board next to the rotating lens. Flip the logic board and lens over to access the three wires on the back that connect to the LED screen.
    • Remove the 3.5 mm screw from the logic board next to the rotating lens.

    • Flip the logic board and lens over to access the three wires on the back that connect to the LED screen.

  10. 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 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.

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

  12. Remove the 2.5 mm screw next to the red capped wire.
    • Remove the 2.5 mm screw next to the red capped wire.

    • Remove the two 3.4 mm screws on the back of the directional buttons.

    • Remove the two 4.4 mm screws in the metal plate across from the orange wire.

  13. Gently lift the LED screen out of the remaining casing and set it aside. Be careful not to let the rubber backing of the buttons fall out of place.
    • Gently lift the LED screen out of the remaining casing and set it aside.

    • Be careful not to let the rubber backing of the buttons fall out of place.

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