How to Replace a Cracked Lcd Display on a Digital Camera

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Digital cameras are little pieces of tightly packed technology that should be handled with care. Generally, your digital camera’s LCD is attached to delicate integral parts. Because of this, a broken LCD can also mean other broken parts which only a trained professional can repair. You have to remember that the moment you experiment in replacing or fixing a crack on the LCD display of your digital camera, the more you expose it to more damage. You also have to remember that replacement parts for digital cameras are not in the same proportion of its selling price.

Visiting a repair shop for the replacement of the LCD of your digital camera due to a crack is the most ideal thing to do to avoid more damage and expense. Further, a repair shop specializing in fixing and replacing digital camera parts has the proper testing, calibration and equipment adjustment to get your digital camera fully operational.

However, if you are planning to do it at home, you can take a look at the following easy steps in replacing the crack LCD of your digital camera. You will need the following:

  • A set of magnetized screwdrivers
  • A pair or curved ESD safe tweezers
  • A microfiber lint free cloth
  • Compressed canned air
  • A shallow container for screws and parts

For replacing the crack LCD of your digital camera, follow the easy steps thoroughly to avoid further damage. A disclaimer, digital cameras vary in model and condition of the crack therefore this does not give you a 100% guaranteed outcome:

  • Take out the memory card and the battery and all other accessories that might get in the way.
  • Locate and unscrew all housing screws of the housing cover.
  • The moment the housing is loose, you can now determine where the LCD is attached. It can either be at the rear cover or bracketed to the main circuit of the camera.
  • Use the appropriate set of tweezers to disconnect components such as wires and FPC’s.
  • Remove components and discard the damaged LCD.
  • The new LCD has a plastic protector that should be removed before installation. Don’t touch it with bare hands to avoid damage of the new LCD.
  • Use the canned or compressed air to take off any particles of dust that is on the new LCD.
  • Now you can reconnect the wires and re-screw all the screws back to the housing cover.
  • Secure the housing cover back to your digital camera to ensure safety and to avoid any future fall off of the cover.
  • Place the memory card back and the battery. Turn it on and see for yourself if images appear on the LCD. If so, then you can say that you have installed the LCD properly.

A reminder though, you can try this at home but for first timers, you should be fully aware that it took years of experience and proper skill of professional technicians to be able to master fixing or replacing crack LCD and other parts of a digital camera.

Browse through the latest models of Digital Cameras and see if your camera is among one:

Canon – Ixus, Powershot compact cameras Digital EOS/Digital Rebel DSLRs

Casio – Exilim compact digital cameras

Fujifilm – FinePix

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L DSLR

Pentax – Optio

K-series DSLRs

Sony – Cyber-shot compacts and α DSLRs



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