Introduction

Use this guide to replace the LCD screen which is housed in the camera's back cover.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the following eleven screws securing the covers to the ZS3 Eleven 3 mm Phillips screws Using too much pressure when removing the screws may strip the screws and complicate screw removal at a later time.
  • Remove the following eleven screws securing the covers to the ZS3

    • Eleven 3 mm Phillips screws

  • Using too much pressure when removing the screws may strip the screws and complicate screw removal at a later time.

On some versions of this model, removing the back cover will suffice for this repair. The back cover is secured by only six screws.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pry apart the back cover from the rest of the unit as shown. Be sure to carefully and slowly lift the back cover. Forcefully lifting the back cover and fully separating it at this point may ruin internal connections.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry apart the back cover from the rest of the unit as shown.

  • Be sure to carefully and slowly lift the back cover. Forcefully lifting the back cover and fully separating it at this point may ruin internal connections.

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Using your fingernail or a spudger, flip up the ZIF locking flap on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit. Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.
  • Using your fingernail or a spudger, flip up the ZIF locking flap on the two LCD ribbon cable sockets that connect the back cover to the rest of the unit.

  • Be sure you are opening the locking tab, not pulling against the socket mounted to the board.

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Remove the two LCD board ribbon cables out of their sockets.
  • Remove the two LCD board ribbon cables out of their sockets.

There are two ribbon cables: a wide one for the lcd display itself, and a thin one for the backlight. When reassembling, it is easy to reverse the polarity on the backlight cable, in which case the backlight will not work. Make a note of the polarity as you disassemble.

Alex Levine - Reply

when I pried the small band's socket, the socket came off the board. What do I do now ? can I resolder it and where to ????

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Take the back panel and use the flat end of the spudger to pry the LCD screen from the back cover. It may be necessary to wiggle the spudger a little it to loosen the adhesive that holds the LCD screen to the back cover. Be sure not to use excessive force in order to avoid damaging the components.
  • Take the back panel and use the flat end of the spudger to pry the LCD screen from the back cover.

  • It may be necessary to wiggle the spudger a little it to loosen the adhesive that holds the LCD screen to the back cover.

  • Be sure not to use excessive force in order to avoid damaging the components.

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Conclusion

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

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It would be helpful if images of an inoperating screen were included. My screen shows many multi-colored lines - is it a broken screen or a bad board. The camera still shoots pictures.

Steve Bashein - Reply

Really useful guide. However, it's not quite complete: you do have to take the screen assembly apart once you've removed it from the back cover. It's not that difficult to do with the spudger, as all the metal bits around the screen just prise apart, but the 10-15 minutes quoted turned into an hour or so for me once I'd got it all back together again.

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