Introduction

A cracked screen or broken LCD are reasons as to why you should replace the screen. Make sure you absolutely have to replace the screen before you take on this task.

Parts

No parts required.

Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb. Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb.
  • Pull the switch on the bottom of the camera back with your thumb.

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Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb. Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb.
  • Push second switch(blue) forward with your thumb.

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Pull out battery.
  • Pull out battery.

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Open the screen exposing the hinge cover and place the plastic opening tool inside. Pry the hinge cover up by moving the plastic opening tool in a downward motion. Remove the black 4mm Phillips #000 screw that is revealed once the hinge cover is removed.
  • Open the screen exposing the hinge cover and place the plastic opening tool inside.

  • Pry the hinge cover up by moving the plastic opening tool in a downward motion.

  • Remove the black 4mm Phillips #000 screw that is revealed once the hinge cover is removed.

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Unscrew the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera using the screwdriver. Unscrew five more 4 mm Phillips #000 screws that are located at the bottom of the camera with the screwdriver. In the second step, do not the remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screen on the screen.
  • Unscrew the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the right hand side of the camera using the screwdriver.

  • Unscrew five more 4 mm Phillips #000 screws that are located at the bottom of the camera with the screwdriver.

  • In the second step, do not the remove the two 4 mm Phillips #000 screen on the screen.

  • Remove the last exterior 4 mm Phillips #000 screws on the left hand side of the camera with the scredriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool in a downward motion around each side of the camera  to pry the casing open. The casing should be removed easily; you shouldn't have to use much force.
  • Use the plastic opening tool in a downward motion around each side of the camera to pry the casing open.

  • The casing should be removed easily; you shouldn't have to use much force.

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Locate the black ribbon at the bottom left of the camera's interior. Place the plastic opening tool under the black ribbon connector.
  • Locate the black ribbon at the bottom left of the camera's interior.

  • Place the plastic opening tool under the black ribbon connector.

  • Remove the cable by moving your plastic opening tool in a downward motion.

  • There is zero to little force needed to remove this ribbon.

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Locate where the white ribbon cable connects to the black LCD cable. Using both hands, separate the cables by pulling them away from each other.
  • Locate where the white ribbon cable connects to the black LCD cable.

  • Using both hands, separate the cables by pulling them away from each other.

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Remove the four black 2-mm Phillips type 000 using the screwdriver.
  • Remove the four black 2-mm Phillips type 000 using the screwdriver.

  • Remark : Since these four screwdrivers are easilly loosen during normal handling, be sure that screw them very fasten or screw with a bond suck like Loctite when reassembling.

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Carefully grab the LCD cable and begin to guide it through the hole it comes enters from. Maneuver the connector through the exit site. Carefully pull the cable through from the exterior of the screen encasement.
  • Carefully grab the LCD cable and begin to guide it through the hole it comes enters from.

  • Maneuver the connector through the exit site.

  • Carefully pull the cable through from the exterior of the screen encasement.

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Conclusion

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

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Eli Carcalete

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2 Comments

Hello Eli! I was wondering if you buy a new screen for replace, is this comes with the FPC cable? I mean, the black one. Thanks a lot!

Sophie Kovalevsky - Reply

Hi, I broke the FPC cable that connects the LCD to the Main board do you know the part number or where to buy it?

Thanks in advance

Eric Alba - Reply

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