Introduction

The LCD unit is the main component of the digital display on the D5100. This guide will teach you how to remove and replace it.

  1. Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws around the perimeter of the LCD panel.
    • Using a screwdriver, remove the four screws around the perimeter of the LCD panel.

    Possible "000" (smaller than "00") size screw driver. My 00 was too big.

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  2. Using a fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger inserted into the seam, separate the LCD bevel from the main panel body.
    • Using a fingernail or the flat edge of a spudger inserted into the seam, separate the LCD bevel from the main panel body.

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    • Remove the ribbon cables on the LCD's circuitboard by flipping up their plastic clasps and removing it from their casing.

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    • Disconnect the 16-pin cable by gently pulling it upward, away from the circuitboard, until it is removed from its port.

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    • Desolder the 3 wires (red, yellow, and black) connecting the LCD board to the main camera body.

    Solder Iron tool should had been at the very top. :D

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    • The LCD assembly can now be fully separated from the main camera body.

    • Remove the plastic bezel and metal bracket from the LCD itself to complete the removal process.

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Conclusion

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

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Liz

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Thank you so much! My camera was dropped . And yelow and black wires came off. Now i will try to fix it.

What is the functions of these wires?

Ilia - Reply

Thanks for this Liz.

Removing the broken LCD from my Nikon D5100 seems like something I can do now!

I am unsure ?how to do the soldering bit to attach the new LCD, ?where to attach the wires...

Any help is welcome

Felipe Castro - Reply

I was able to fix it, thanks to you guys. But the colors that came on the, LCD are weird. At least I can see the image.

Arline Osuna - Reply

I am having trouble reconnecting the 16-pin cable to the circuit board. Do you have any tips?

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