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[* black] Nikon D5100 Repairability Score: ***2 out of 10*** (10 is easiest to repair)
[* green] The battery can be easily replaced by opening the compartment with your thumbnail.
[* green] The rear cover comes off with minimal unscrewing/desoldering (for this kind of device), allowing you to access the motherboard.
[* red] The D5100 has several wires that need to be desoldered in order to take it apart.
[* red] Approximately 4 billion screws hold the device together.
[* red] Components are very tightly packed, making it more difficult to disconnect and remove them.
- [* red] For absolute safety, you need to discharge the flash capacitor, otherwise you risk accidentally killing your camera.
+ [* red] For absolute safety, you need to discharge the flash capacitor, otherwise you risk accidentally killing your camera or yourself, they pack a nasty bite.