How to Replace a Nikon D40 Memory Card Cover

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If your Nikon D40's SD memory card cover breaks or stops working, it can be difficult or impossible for you to change the memory card in the device. If it is stuck open, it can also expose the internal electronics of your camera to the elements. Most component replacements on Nikon camera require you to take the body of the camera apart, but the card doors and covers are held on with just a few small screws.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Small Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement card slot cover

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn the power switch on top of the right side of the camera to the left to turn the camera off.

  2. 2

    Push the memory card cover toward the back of the camera, then swing it away from the camera to open it.

  3. 3

    Place the camera on a table with the open memory card door facing up.

  4. 4

    Remove the two small screws located along the hinge of the memory card door.

  5. 5

    Pull up on the memory card door to remove it.

  6. 6

    Flip the replacement door up on its hinge so that you will be installing the replacement door in the same position that you removed the old one. Hold the replacement door over the SD card slot so that the screw holes on the replacement door match the screw holes on the body of the camera.

  7. 7

    Push down on the replacement door to put it into place. There will be two small metal pins on the replacement door that have to fit into two small holes on the camera. These can be difficult to see, but if you align the replacement door screw holes up correctly, these should fit in without issue.

  8. 8

    Screw the two screws back into place.

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