Introduction

Follow these instructions to remove and install a new backlight.

  1. Turn off camera by pressing power button above the LCD screen.
    • Turn off camera by pressing power button above the LCD screen.

    • Remove the battery and memory card.

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  2. Remove the screws on the bottom of the camera using a 00 Philip's head screw driver
    • Remove the screws on the bottom of the camera using a 00 Philip's head screw driver

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    • Remove the screws on the right side of the camera.

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    • Remove the screws on the left of the camera underneath the "A/V out Digital" cover flap.

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    • Remove the screws on the bottom of the camera near the battery and the memory card slots.

    • This screw is longer than the rest of the screws.

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    • Remove the front back and side casings from the camera.

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    • Remove the two screws that connect the LCD and backlight to the main body of the camera.

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    • Gently pry the LCD and the backlight from the main body of the camera.

    • Gently pry the LCD from the backlight.

      • The thin ribbon cable is for the backlight.

      • The thick ribbon cable is for the LCD screen.

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    • Carefully lift the ZIF connector that covers the thick ribbon cable.

    • This ZIF connector is fragile. Use caution when lifting it from its down position.

    • Insert the new LCD and reassemble the camera.

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    • Unplug the ribbon from the housing on the circuitry.

    • Take the new ribbon and insert it into the housing.

      • Tweezers or a tool with a sharp point can be used.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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