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Introduction

Oftentimes the LCD screen can become damaged or dysfunctional, this guide will show you an easy way to replace the LCD screen on your Sony Action Cam. In order to properly complete this guide, you must first remove the battery and get to the circuit board. During this guide, be wary of small parts and screws, careful not to lose or misplace them.

  1. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Getting to the Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • To access the battery, gently pry open the rear cover of the action cam.

  2. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Removing the Battery Tray: step 2, image 1 of 2 Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Removing the Battery Tray: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Using a pair of tweezers, firmly grip the protrusion where the PULL signifies and remove the tray and battery.

  3. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Taking off the screws and bottom plate: step 3, image 1 of 3 Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Taking off the screws and bottom plate: step 3, image 2 of 3 Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Taking off the screws and bottom plate: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Open the bottom tab with your finger or a plastic opening tool.

    • Pull the tab out, not up, to remove it completely.

    • Remove the two screws indicated by the second photo.

    • Once the screws are removed, extract the plastic plate as shown in the third photo.

  4. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Extracting the Electronics: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the outer casing from the electronics by pushing on one of the ports toward the back end of the case. The electronics should slide right out.

  5. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Exposing the circuit board: step 5, image 1 of 2 Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Exposing the circuit board: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 1/4 in. Phillips screws on the LCD side of the device using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver.

    • Flip the LCD display downward to reveal the circuit board.

  6. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Clearing the way to the display: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the pieces of black tape holding in the speaker. Put them aside for re-assembly.

  7. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Removing the speaker: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Pry the speaker out from its slot gently, careful not to rip the wires from the circuit board.

  8. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Unplugging the LCD screen: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • A ribbon cable attaches the LCD to the circuit board, this can be removed by gently pulling on the cable as close to the end that attaches to the circuit board as possible.

  9. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Preparing to remove the LCD screen: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Gently remove the metal piece by pulling out to the right on the upper right corner first, and then on the bottom left corner.

  10. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Removing the LCD: step 10, image 1 of 2 Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15 LCD Screen Replacement, Removing the LCD: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Two clips hold in the LCD screen. Bend these back slightly with a plastic tool or with your hands while pushing on the front of the LCD screen so that the clips do not snap back into place

    • After the clips have been undone, use the plastic opening tools to pry out the LCD screen.

Conclusion

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

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