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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2 comments:

  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!...no pressure! j.k!
    Love, Jenn

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  2. Hi Jenn,

    LCD screens are available on Amazon.com and Ebay.

    Be sure to wear gloves.

    <3 Cheryl

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