Introduction

This guide will begin by taking off back cover of screen assembly. The guide will then explain how to uncover and disconnect the LCD Ribbon cable. The screen will then be removed from the screen mount assembly.

Prior to operating on this device, be sure the camera is turned OFF. With power, the camera can be a dangerous device to work with.
  • Prior to operating on this device, be sure the camera is turned OFF. With power, the camera can be a dangerous device to work with.

  • Turn the camera off by switching the power knob "OFF" text to the white selector dot.

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Flip the camera upside-down and carefully place it on a flat surface.
  • Flip the camera upside-down and carefully place it on a flat surface.

  • With the lens facing outward, locate the battery compartment - indicated by a grooved latch.

  • Push the latch to the right to unlock the battery compartment. The door should flip upward.

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With the compartment open, locate a blue tab shown with spudger
  • With the compartment open, locate a blue tab shown with spudger

  • Press the tab to the side (to the left, or toward the camera wall). This will eject the camera battery.

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Remove the two 1.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from back of the LCD screen.
  • Remove the two 1.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from back of the LCD screen.

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Remove the two 1.5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the screen mount assembly.
  • Remove the two 1.5 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the screen mount assembly.

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Using a plastic opening tool pry off the back cover from the screen assembly. Remove back cover by lifting it away from the screen using tweezers.
  • Using a plastic opening tool pry off the back cover from the screen assembly.

  • Remove back cover by lifting it away from the screen using tweezers.

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Release the ribbon cable by lifting the black locking latch with the plastic opening tool. Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully sliding it out of the connection slot using a spudger. Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully sliding it out of the connection slot using a spudger.
  • Release the ribbon cable by lifting the black locking latch with the plastic opening tool.

  • Pry out the ribbon cable by carefully sliding it out of the connection slot using a spudger.

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Lift and slide out the upper black plastic separator using tweezers.
  • Lift and slide out the upper black plastic separator using tweezers.

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Lift and remove the lower black plastic separator using tweezers. Using the pointy side of a spudger push in the screen lock button release it. The screen lock button can now be removed.
  • Lift and remove the lower black plastic separator using tweezers.

  • Using the pointy side of a spudger push in the screen lock button release it.

  • The screen lock button can now be removed.

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Using the flat end of the spudger, push on the black nylon sheet glued to the metallic frame to peel it of. Apply force from different spots to avoid tearing the sheet. Remove the black nylon sheet using tweezers.
  • Using the flat end of the spudger, push on the black nylon sheet glued to the metallic frame to peel it of.

  • Apply force from different spots to avoid tearing the sheet.

  • Remove the black nylon sheet using tweezers.

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Gently wiggle the screen loose and remove it from the mount.
  • Gently wiggle the screen loose and remove it from the mount.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Thanks a million! Great guide and saved me $250 sending it back in.

Al Weiner - Reply

Hi - I am trying to fix one of these -- and the guy I bought it from pulled off and lost the black locking latch from the ribbon cable rather than just lifting it -- I can get the LCD screen to light but can't keep it on very long -- I bought another one of these internal cables with the black locking latch. Do you think I can pop that one off and move it to this one? Or do you have any source of instructions how to replace that cable?

Cheers and thanks for this!

PS -- If anyone is just trying to get rid of the dreaded bubbles in the screen saver that plagues these NEX cameras -- it does just peal off -- see youtubes,,,

Harvey Cat - Reply

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