Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I Replaced My Broken LCD Screen

I replaced the LCD screen in my camera today.
I learned a couple of things.
Consider wearing a cotton or latex glove on the hand that holds the camera body as you work.
This will help you not to make any connections with your hands.
I mentioned the possibility of being shocked in my previous broken camera post.  
Cameras hold quite a charge.  Be sure to respect them.

Using the safe plastic pry tool that comes with most replacement screens is wise.
Along the top left edge of this particular model there is a contact that if touched, either with your hands or a metal tool, will give you a good jolt. 
(Even with the batteries out this holds a charge.)
A shock will result in numb fingers and
shaky hands or worse after you touch the wrong thing in your camera. 
Don't even ask why I know.  :o)

Look around and maybe you'll be lucky enough to find a video for your camera.
I found this one.  Thankfully my camera is a simple model.

Disclaimer:  Attempt at your own risk.  Opening your camera could result in severe electric shock.  It could also result in the destruction of your camera.

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  1. Thanks for this post! I have a camera at home that has been sitting in a corner because I didn't know how to fix the screen. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes!
    By-the-way, I always love your comments on Daylon's blog. You either make me smile or cry! pressure! j.k!
    Love, Jenn

  2. Hi Jenn,

    LCD screens are available on and Ebay.

    Be sure to wear gloves.

    <3 Cheryl