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Is your screen cracked? Are you unable to see pictures after you take them? The problem could be a broken or faulty LCD screen. This guide will show you how to fix it.

Looking at the bottom of the camera, slide the OPEN/LOCK switch to the left into the OPEN position. The battery housing door should swing open. The battery housing door should swing open.
  • Looking at the bottom of the camera, slide the OPEN/LOCK switch to the left into the OPEN position.

  • The battery housing door should swing open.

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Flip the inside switch up to release the battery. Flip the inside switch up to release the battery.
  • Flip the inside switch up to release the battery.

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Grip the edge of the battery and pull it out.
  • Grip the edge of the battery and pull it out.

  • Use a LUMIX Panasonic DMW-BLE9PP Battery Pack for replacement.

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Some of these screws may have adhesive to keep the camera from being taken apart so push hard with the screwdriver and turn slowly to avoid stripping screws. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the five 4.5 mm screws located on the bottom of the camera and the top one on the left side, with the lens facing you. Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.5 mm screws, one below the lens and one on the left side.
  • Some of these screws may have adhesive to keep the camera from being taken apart so push hard with the screwdriver and turn slowly to avoid stripping screws.

  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the five 4.5 mm screws located on the bottom of the camera and the top one on the left side, with the lens facing you.

  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the two 3.5 mm screws, one below the lens and one on the left side.

  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 7.1 mm screw from the right side of the camera.

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The viewfinder in this picture is taken off of the camera to more easily see where the screw is located. It is not actually removed from the camera.
  • The viewfinder in this picture is taken off of the camera to more easily see where the screw is located. It is not actually removed from the camera.

  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 2.5 mm screw underneath the viewfinder.

  • Pull the black plastic piece off of the viewfinder.

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Slide out the black plastic piece that acts as a placeholder for an attachable lens on the top of the camera. Remove the small metal insert that rests beneath the black plastic piece by pulling outward, away from the lens side of the camera. You may need a spudger or prying device to remove the metal piece by lifting the back end up.
  • Slide out the black plastic piece that acts as a placeholder for an attachable lens on the top of the camera.

  • Remove the small metal insert that rests beneath the black plastic piece by pulling outward, away from the lens side of the camera.

  • You may need a spudger or prying device to remove the metal piece by lifting the back end up.

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Some of these screws may have adhesive to keep the camera from being taken apart so push hard with the screwdriver and turn slowly to avoid stripping screws.
  • Some of these screws may have adhesive to keep the camera from being taken apart so push hard with the screwdriver and turn slowly to avoid stripping screws.

  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove all four of the 7.1mm screws that are under the metal piece.

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There may be adhesive holding the back on, so pry carefully to not break any of the ribbon cables underneath.
  • There may be adhesive holding the back on, so pry carefully to not break any of the ribbon cables underneath.

  • Pry off the back of the camera using a spudger starting from the top right side of the LCD screen.

The top right is stuck that i cannot pry off the back plate, is there a screw or some adhesive ?

parentshyps - Reply

there's a screw that mount the 4-way scroll wheel to the back plate, DO NOT try to pry off the back plate as shown in the photo by force.

You should pry off the back plate with the scroll wheel, and then detach the flat cable on the camera.

jenghanhsieh - Reply

My device had a additional screw underneath the rubber piece. I had to remove the rubber piece partially and then I could remove the screw (silver one with a big, flat head). Now I could continue to remove the back. Also the 4-way scroll wheel and buttons are screwed to the back plate, so two screws this guide doesnt show.

Rincewind - Reply

Agree with the comments above. The screw pictured in Step 9 is behind the rubber thumb rest in step 8 and must be removed before the back can be taken off. Also, the buttons are attached to the back plate by a screw, so will come off with the back plate. They are attached to the motherboard with a ribbon cable that must be disconnected.

Damon Schreiber - Reply

I think this is the difference between the LX100 and the LX100S versions. I had the same challenges above.

Trigg Bowlin - Reply

Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 7.5mm screw on the top right of the back of the camera that holds the metal backing in place.
  • Use a Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the 7.5mm screw on the top right of the back of the camera that holds the metal backing in place.

I had to remove this screw in the previous step, otherwise I couldn't remove the back.

Rincewind - Reply

Lift the LCD screen away from the device. Pry off the silver metal backing with a spudger. Pull out the ribbon cable that attaches the LCD screen to the motherboard.
  • Lift the LCD screen away from the device.

  • Pry off the silver metal backing with a spudger.

  • Pull out the ribbon cable that attaches the LCD screen to the motherboard.

  • If need be, use a plastic spudger to pry the ribbon cable out of its socket.

  • Remove the LCD screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Fantastic guide, what a help. Follow the caution details about stripping screws. I found that a #00 screwdriver worked better in some places than the #000. The screw in step 9 holds onto the back of the cameras frame in step 8 on my camera, so you might have to peel back the rubber thumb grip to get at it before you start prying the back case off so you don't bend or break the case. Other than that if I had to do it again it probably would take less than 20 minutes.Iit took me about an hour after stripping a couple screws with my #000 and looking for another screwdriver. Also a spudger isn't necessary, I used a guitar pick and a tooth pick to accomplish the same thing.

gunsr4kids - Reply

Hello-Can you describe the reference ,part number,of the LCD to order one ?thanks

pouliquen - Reply

Same questions as pouliquen, where to find a new LCD and part number ? thanks for help :)

Nicolas Tozman - Reply

Brilliant guide! I had the same problem as gunsr4kids. The screw in step 9 was actually holding the frame in place. I had to lift up the thumb rubber on the left side (there is adhesive on the back) to reveal the screw. Don't pull the rubber to hard

Johannes Cramer - Reply

The part number is DC9301

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