Introduction

If your camera's screen cracks or continuously stays black, you may need to replace it. In this guide you will unscrew several screws, pry open the plastic screen casing, and detach an electronic ZIF connector ribbon to remove your glass screen. See this technique on disconnecting ZIF connectors to better learn how to detach a ZIF connector ribbon.

Swing out the screen on the back of your camera by 90 degrees. Remove the two 2.2 mm Phillips #00 screws on the outside edge of the screen.
  • Swing out the screen on the back of your camera by 90 degrees.

  • Remove the two 2.2 mm Phillips #00 screws on the outside edge of the screen.

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Rotate the screen clockwise by 90 degrees, so that the glass faces the viewfinder. Remove the 4.1 mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside edge of the screen.
  • Rotate the screen clockwise by 90 degrees, so that the glass faces the viewfinder.

  • Remove the 4.1 mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside edge of the screen.

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Rotate the screen clockwise by another 180 degrees, so that the glass faces the bottom of the camera. Remove the second 4.1 mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside edge of the screen.
  • Rotate the screen clockwise by another 180 degrees, so that the glass faces the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove the second 4.1 mm Phillips #00 screw on the inside edge of the screen.

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In this step you will pry off the two sides of the screen's plastic casing. Do not yank off the side that holds the glass screen. If you do, you will tear the electronic ribbon attached to the screen and the screen axle. Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the plastic screen casing. It might be easiest to start prying near the screen mount, and then work your way around the casing. Hold on to the side that houses the glass screen. Set down the side that says LUMIX.
  • In this step you will pry off the two sides of the screen's plastic casing. Do not yank off the side that holds the glass screen. If you do, you will tear the electronic ribbon attached to the screen and the screen axle.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the plastic screen casing. It might be easiest to start prying near the screen mount, and then work your way around the casing.

  • Hold on to the side that houses the glass screen. Set down the side that says LUMIX.

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Do not yank out the electronic ribbon attached to the screen and the screen mount, or you may damage it. To properly detach this ZIF connector ribbon, see this technique on disconnecting ZIF connectors. Pull to disconnect from the screen the ZIF connector ribbon attached to the screen axle. Remove the screen and its casing from the screen axle.
  • Do not yank out the electronic ribbon attached to the screen and the screen mount, or you may damage it. To properly detach this ZIF connector ribbon, see this technique on disconnecting ZIF connectors.

  • Pull to disconnect from the screen the ZIF connector ribbon attached to the screen axle.

  • Remove the screen and its casing from the screen axle.

  • Pull out the screen from its plastic casing.

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Conclusion

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

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thank for this tuto... my screen is dark , so I use it to see if it was a problem of bad contact.. unfortunatly not !...

I just had somes difficulties to understand how to rebuild the screen ( the screen axle in the empty plastic casing first and then, the screem in the plastic casing, all on a table to have our 2 hands to reconnect the connector ribbon...

thank you

phil voyageur - Reply

Thank you for this tutorial. I dropped my camera and the screen cracked. I bought a screen from a vendor on eBay. [|The screen needed another ZIF connector to disconnect and connect, which is not shown in this titorial. But I figured that out.]

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