How to Take Apart a Bushnell Rangefinder Like a Pro

If you are a person who enjoys playing golf, you would always want to hit a few hole in ones here and there. But, there will be times that you won’t be able to do this. For that reason, assisting aids like bushnell rangefinders were created to solve this problem.
Golfers would use this tool almost all the time to get information about their game, may it be measuring the distance they hit the golf ball or calculate the correct angle to learn the correct strength to hit the ball with. But like any other gadget, it is not immune to wear and tear.

If you are lucky enough to have a warranty for your product, then just bring it to the nearest service center to get it fixed. If that is not the case for you, then you may want to consider repairing it yourself. Before you do that, you should know about the basic steps on how you could take apart your Bushnell rangefinder properly. That way, you will not have a problem to fix it up once you are done.


The screws hold together your rangefinder device. Depending on the model you have, you should have a Philips screwdriver or a Flathead screwdriver to remove the screws. You don’t need a big size screwdriver because the rangefinder is only a small device.

Once you have taken off all the screws, you should group them in separate places. Some of the screws might not fit the holes of the parts you have removed. It is best to group them so you will not have a hard time remembering which screws go on what part.

Outer Case

The outer case serves as the protection of your rangefinder. It comes in different colors depending on what model you buy. Usually, it is a 2-piece shell covering the whole set up. To remove this part, you just need to unscrew 4 or 6 screws. It really depends on the model you have.

You should take caution when removing the case. There will be instances where parts like mini LCD screens are found embedded in the case. Sometimes, wires could be seen connected to the case because of the mini LCD screen.

Mini LCD Screen

Considering that your rangefinder has an equipped mini LCD screen, you must carefully remove this part. For you to remove this part, remove the connector attached to the LCD port on the rangefinder’s circuit board. Then carefully remove the mini LCD screen from your case. There might be an adhesive used for the screen so take caution.

Push Buttons

These buttons serve as what you see inside the case. They will be pressed by using the outer buttons embedded in the outer case. Depending on the model, there can be a number of buttons to remove. To remove them, you must use a high precision tweezer. They look like a small press button that is connected to the circuit board.

After removing all the buttons, place them in a separate place. If possible, label the location of where you placed your button. This would help you remember what button you removed from the circuit board. There would be instances that you could place the press button in the wrong place. This method may help you avoid this instance.

Battery Chamber

This serves as the power source of your rangefinder. You can find this part in the circuit board and the case. It can be a big sized chamber or a small one. Since there are two places to locate the battery chamber, there are two things you need to consider when removing it.

• Outer Part
For the outer part of this section, all you have to do is to properly remove the battery case that is included in the range finder. Then, place it properly in a separate area.
• Inner part
For the inner part of this section, it is located on the circuit board. All you have to do is to remove the connected wire from the inner case of the battery chamber. Once removed, fix the wire properly so that it won’t make a mess and disrupt your process.

Camera Lens

This is also known as the objective lens. It serves as the sensor of your rangefinder that helps with your range finding needs. Whether it comes to the angle calculation or the distance you sent the ball flying. The camera lens functions this way.

Your camera lens connects to the circuit board of your rangefinder. You need to remove this connection using your high precision tweezers. After removing, carefully place this part on a clean piece of cloth. Do not put it anywhere else.
Never use your hands. Always remember that every part is delicate and susceptible to dirt.

Motion Sensors

These sensors serve as your rangefinders tool to measure the strength you apply when you are hitting the ball. It also serves as an assisting tool for your camera lens when it comes to angle calculations.

To remove this part, you will need to use your high precision tweezers to remove the wire attached to your circuit board. Once removed, place it in a separate area.

Circuit Board

This is the final and most important part of your range finder. It is the main brain of your system that gives function to every part. Since you have removed everything attached to it, all you have to do is carefully place your circuit board in a clean cloth. Just like everything else, it is susceptible to dirt and very delicate.

These are the basic steps on how to take apart your Bushnell rangefinder. It applies to all models, and hopefully, it helps you when it comes to restoring your rangefinder.