Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290's LCD screen.

Parts

No parts required.

Find the hatch labeled "open" on the left side of the bottom of the camera.
  • Find the hatch labeled "open" on the left side of the bottom of the camera.

  • Slide the hatch in the direction that the arrow is pointing. The hatch will open outward on its own.

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Slide the blue locking tab to release the battery. Slide the battery out of the camera.
  • Slide the blue locking tab to release the battery. Slide the battery out of the camera.

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Replace hatch and rotate camera 180 degrees. You should still be looking at the bottom of the camera. Remove the four 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.
  • Replace hatch and rotate camera 180 degrees. You should still be looking at the bottom of the camera.

  • Remove the four 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

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Turn the camera so the left side-panel faces you. (It says 5x Optical Zoom) Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws. You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.
  • Turn the camera so the left side-panel faces you. (It says 5x Optical Zoom)

  • Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

  • You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.

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Turn the camera so the right side faces you. Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws. You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.
  • Turn the camera so the right side faces you.

  • Remove the two 2.5mm Philips #0 screws.

  • You may have to remove the screws with a pair of tweezers when the screws are almost out.

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Rotate camera so that the back is facing you.
  • Rotate camera so that the back is facing you.

  • Pull the back casing directly away from the LCD screen.

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Turn the camera so that the left side is facing you. Pull the left side-panel off of the camera.
  • Turn the camera so that the left side is facing you.

  • Pull the left side-panel off of the camera.

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Turn camera so that the front of the camara is facing you. Pull the front casing directly away from the camera.
  • Turn camera so that the front of the camara is facing you.

  • Pull the front casing directly away from the camera.

  • The right side panel may fall off when you take the front panel off.

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Turn the camera so that the right side is facing you. Pull the right side-panel away from the rest of the camera.
  • Turn the camera so that the right side is facing you.

  • Pull the right side-panel away from the rest of the camera.

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This is what your camera should look like now that you have removed the casing from all sides. This is what your camera should look like now that you have removed the casing from all sides.
  • This is what your camera should look like now that you have removed the casing from all sides.

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Gently pull the LCD and its casing away from the motherboard as shown.
  • Gently pull the LCD and its casing away from the motherboard as shown.

  • Be careful not to rip out any ribbon cables.

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Disconnect the small ribbon-wire by gently pulling on the small ribbon-wire where it connects with the motherboard. Do not use excessive force to remove the wire because this may cause it to tear.
  • Disconnect the small ribbon-wire by gently pulling on the small ribbon-wire where it connects with the motherboard.

  • Do not use excessive force to remove the wire because this may cause it to tear.

Caution: Do NOT attempt to remove the logic board itself until the LCD is completely off.

Sanat Sahasrabudhe - Reply

Disconnect the large ribbon-wire by pulling on the large ribbon-wire where it connects to the motherboard. Disconnect the large ribbon-wire by pulling on the large ribbon-wire where it connects to the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the large ribbon-wire by pulling on the large ribbon-wire where it connects to the motherboard.

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Pull the LCD and its casing away from the rest of the camera.
  • Pull the LCD and its casing away from the rest of the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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where can i get a replacement screen but one that isn't that expensive~

jenna - Reply

At Step 13, when re-assembling, insert the large ribbon into the slot using fingers then seat as far in as possible by pushing on each side gently, using tweezers.

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