Introduction

Step by step guide for replacing your damaged LCD Display.

Remove the battery and memory card from the device.
  • Remove the battery and memory card from the device.

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Remove the single .5mm  screw on the left side of the camera.
  • Remove the single .5mm screw on the left side of the camera.

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Remove 4 (0.5mm) screws from the right side of the camera.
  • Remove 4 (0.5mm) screws from the right side of the camera.

    • There are two screws at the top.

    • There are two screws at the bottom.

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Remove 5 screws from the base of the camera.
  • Remove 5 screws from the base of the camera.

    • There are two (0.2mm) screws next to the battery compartment.

    • There are three (0.5mm) screws around the tripod base mount.

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Slowly open the back cover away from the device
  • Slowly open the back cover away from the device

  • The wrist strap bar can easily be lost so now is a good time to remove it.

    • Use caution. The rear cover is attached to the Main PCB via cables. You will need to release these cables before removing the rear cover.

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Detach both ribbon cables using a spudger or other method. Lift the black clip upward, unlocking the ribbon cable
  • Detach both ribbon cables using a spudger or other method.

    • Lift the black clip upward, unlocking the ribbon cable

    • Once the clip is in the up position you can slide the cable out. Release cable by pulling the cable out.

      • DO NOT pull on the Back case to release the cable.

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Screw Arrangements
  • Screw Arrangements

    • Make sure you organize your screws to make re-assembly easier.

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Remove the back casing from the camera.
  • Remove the back casing from the camera.

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Use a spudger or other tool to release the 3 clips between the LCD case and housing. Note: when re-assembly all 3 clips need to be seated in the grooves as shown in the 2nd picture. Lift LCD out as shown in 3rd picture
  • Use a spudger or other tool to release the 3 clips between the LCD case and housing.

  • Note: when re-assembly all 3 clips need to be seated in the grooves as shown in the 2nd picture.

  • Lift LCD out as shown in 3rd picture

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Swap out your old LCD with the new LCD

Very well presented and helpful - thank you.

I can’t be sure but think the screws are more likely to be JIS than Philips.

I need the replacement display with backlight and have so far been unable to find one.

George Winspur - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Very well presented and helpful - thank you.

It sems important to use the correct screwdriver and my impression is that the screws are JIS rather than Philips.

So far I have been unable to locate a replacement screen with back light (I assume the back light is connected by the narrower ribbon cable).

George Winspur - Reply

I  Like my Panasonic  DMC-TZ3  , paid 300 way back in 2007  and has flawlessly  perfect, till I Dropped it in the case  …

IT still take pictures,  store on Memory, etc  all functions work , and can down load to computer ..

BUT the Back LCD  I can barely see unless I put a LIGHT to it ….

SO I assume I screwed the Back Light,  … can anybody help ?

Gary Trembley - Reply

Hi…. the backlite cable might have come loose or damaged. I would disassembly the unit and re-insert the backlite cable to see if that does the trick.. Otherwise you would have to invest in a new Display ASSY or backlite. A used backlite or Display assy is not that expensive and easy to replace..

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