Introduction

The LCD screen might need to be replaced due to either physical damage or hardware malfunction. It is a fairly simple process but take care not to damage the motherboard when replacing the LCD screen.

  1. Find the battery/memory card door on the bottom right of the camera. Use your finger or screw driver to slide the grey latch from the locked position to the open position. This will swing open the door.
    • Find the battery/memory card door on the bottom right of the camera.

    • Use your finger or screw driver to slide the grey latch from the locked position to the open position. This will swing open the door.

  2. Push up on the right-hand-side tab to release the battery.
    • Push up on the right-hand-side tab to release the battery.

  3. Remove battery from camera. Remove battery from camera.
    • Remove battery from camera.

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  5. Unscrew the five 3mm screws located around the sides of the camera using a PH000 bit or Phillips 000 Screwdriver. Unscrew the five 3mm screws located around the sides of the camera using a PH000 bit or Phillips 000 Screwdriver. Unscrew the five 3mm screws located around the sides of the camera using a PH000 bit or Phillips 000 Screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the five 3mm screws located around the sides of the camera using a PH000 bit or Phillips 000 Screwdriver.

  6. Pry off the back casing of the camera and place the camera face down. Pry off the back casing of the camera and place the camera face down.
    • Pry off the back casing of the camera and place the camera face down.

  7. Flip the right hand side control dial circuit board up.
    • Flip the right hand side control dial circuit board up.

  8. Turn the LCD screen over to the side exposing the connection to the motherboard. Remove the display data cable connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard. Using tweezers, pry up the black retaining flap then gently pull the display data cable free. Be careful when handling any display data cables in the camera as they are prone to tearing.
    • Turn the LCD screen over to the side exposing the connection to the motherboard.

    • Remove the display data cable connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard. Using tweezers, pry up the black retaining flap then gently pull the display data cable free.

    • Be careful when handling any display data cables in the camera as they are prone to tearing.

    • To close for reassembly, slide the display data cable back into the ZIF connector and close the retaining flap.

Conclusion

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

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The photo in step #7 is helpful but not sufficiently detailed to explain how the Panasonic ribbon connector works. Fortunately, Panasonic has a very detailed video about how these connectors work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-tBX1UN... (The helpful part of the video starts at 1:24)

It is recommended that you use a soft-tip instrument to flip the connector’s latching bar upward to release the ribbon cable. Then insert the ribbon cable from the replacement screen and carefully press the bar back down.

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