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Introducción

This guide shows how to replace the flash assembly on a Nikon Coolpix B700 when the bulb stops working.

We have to separate the Nikon Coolpix B700 camera starting with the back frame, then we can open the camera and take internal parts out. After that, you can see the flash unit from inside and replace it easily. Make sure to remove the battery before beginning the work on the flash unit.

For the old flash unit, you can see https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-... so you could recycle

  1. Nikon Coolpix B700 Flash Unit Replacement, Back Frame Assembly: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5 mm screws on the left side of the camera.

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    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove seven 5.5 mm screws from the bottom of the camera.

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    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws on the right side of the camera.

    • Open the HDMI flap to remove a 5.5mm screw.

    • Don't forget to replace the hidden screw under the HDMI flap during reassembly.

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    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 5.5mm screws under the LCD panel.

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    • Open the flash assembly and insert the spudger into the slot under the flash unit and twist.

    • While twisting, pry apart the shell to split the camera in half.

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    • Be careful not to damage the ribbons that connect the halves together.

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    • Place the pry tool under the black latch. Lift gently until the latch flips up.

    • Gently pull the ribbon away from the latch.

    • Be gentle when taking ribbons out and apart because they are fragile.

  8. Nikon Coolpix B700 Flash Unit Replacement, Internal Bracket: paso 8, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the remaining five 5.55mm screws.

    • Remove the single 6mm screw.

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    • Insert the pry tool under the latch and gently lift up to remove the ribbon.

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    • Move the ribbon out of the way to reveal the hidden screw.

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    • Lift the button assembly gently to give access to remove the 4mm screw.

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    • On the top of the camera, remove the 6mm screw.

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    • With the spudger tool gently pry off the white tap holding in the bracket.

    • Use the same tool to remove the glued-on ribbon.

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    • Gently lift up the button assembly to slide the bracket out.

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    • With the pry tool gently lift up the latch and pull the cable toward the lens assembly.

    • Use the pry tool again and place it under the ribbon and lift straight up to disconnect the ribbon.

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    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 6 mm screw that hold on the bracket housing.

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    • Remove the tripod mount from it's slot.

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    • Now you just have to slide the lens assembly out of the housing.

  19. Nikon Coolpix B700 Flash Unit Replacement, Motherboard: paso 19, imagen 1 de 1
    • Use the metal spudger to open the latch to remove the ribbon.

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    • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the single 6 mm screw.

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    • Gently lift the button assembly. Slide the motherboard out from the shell.

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    • Desolder the black, gray, and white wires from the motherboard.

    • The motherboard is labeled with the wire colors.

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    • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two 6 mm screws that hold the flash assembly.

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    • Now while pushing the flash button slide out the flash assembly from the housing.

    • The flash button could fall out when the assembly is removed.

    • During reassembly, insert the flash unit assembly first, then reconnect the flash button.

Conclusión

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

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