Introduction

Perhaps your LCD screen is scratched or damaged and needs replacing. This guide gives you directions on how to remove your LCD screen safely without damaging any of the device's sensitive components.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Remove the 8 (1.0 mm) black screws from the screen backing with Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Make sure to keep track of these 8 screws. They are very small and easy to get lost.
  • Rotate screen to upper vertical position.

  • Remove the 8 (1.0 mm) black screws from the screen backing with Phillips screwdriver.

  • Make sure to keep track of these 8 screws. They are very small and easy to get lost.

What kind of LCD screen do i buy?

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  • Remove black plate with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Be careful with this plate, its shape makes it delicate.
  • Remove the second black metal plate covering with tweezers.

  • Be careful with this plate, its shape makes it delicate.

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Image 1/3: Take off the 2 metal sliding side components. This will allow for us to slide off the screen. Image 2/3: Take off the 2 metal sliding side components. This will allow for us to slide off the screen. Image 3/3: Take off the 2 metal sliding side components. This will allow for us to slide off the screen.
  • After removing both plates, remove the 2 (1.75 mm) Phillips screws on the bottom of the LCD screen.

  • Take off the 2 metal sliding side components. This will allow for us to slide off the screen.

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  • Remove the blue square film covering the teal chip.

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  • Lift the screen away from the backing.

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Image 1/2: Rotate the sheet so it is to the opposite side of the screen. Image 2/2: Rotate the sheet so it is to the opposite side of the screen.
  • Peel away the large rectangular black sheet with the tweezers.

  • Rotate the sheet so it is to the opposite side of the screen.

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Image 1/1: The orange taping is very fragile, so make sure not to tear it with the tweezers or rip it out of its socket.
  • Using the tweezers, gently pull the small orange tab away from the backing.

  • The orange taping is very fragile, so make sure not to tear it with the tweezers or rip it out of its socket.

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  • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to flip the black locking tab up. Slide the cable straight out of its socket and remove the display.

The black bar can be clipped up and down again to release and attach the bus again. Not knowing this is how i demaged the bus next to the thumb... so the cam is trash now :( Good luck to everyone else though

pept - Reply

you can buy the little Board from sony and install it again.if you want to send it to trash give it to me instead.i will fix it.

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Image 1/1: After separation, removed the sticky material between them and replaced it with double sided tape.
  • Some replacement LCD screens do not come with the plastic frame. The original frame is easily separated and reused. Push the LDC out of the frame from behind. This takes some force. Be careful not to break the frame.

  • After separation, removed the sticky material between them and replaced it with double sided tape.

  • On reassembly stick strips of the tape to the inside edges of the plastic frame and then trimmed them to fit with a Exacto knife.

  • The small flexible cable must be folded around the inside edge of the plastic frame and then folded again to meet the connector. Follow the folds of the original cable.

Hi,

I did exactly like this for a Sony Nex 5N, but the screen doesn't have backlight anymore. I thought that maybe was the display I ordered...but I ordered another one...and I have the same issue. I even bought the flat cable between the flip panel and the camera's body...the problem persist. Any clues?

Thank you.

I must mention that the image is present on the display, but there is no backlight. Of course that I tried to increase the brightness from settings...but there is no result.

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Conclusion

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

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Success! This guide was very helpful. Here is a bit more info:

The LCD screen I ordered did not have the plastic frame. The original frame is easily separated. Push the LDC out of the frame from behind. This takes some force. Be careful not to break the frame. After separation, I removed the sticky material between them and replaced it with double sided tape. I first stuck strips of the tape to the inside edges of the plastic frame and then trimmed them to fit with a Exacto knife. The small flexible cable must be folded around the inside edge of the plastic frame and then folded again to meet the connector. Follow the folds of the original cable.

On reassembly I used a very tiny bit of double sided tape on each of the side rails, near the screw holes to hold them in place while putting on the outer most screen backing shown in step 6. When replacing this part pay special attention to the two small tabs at the bottom which must slide into slots at the bottom of the screen assembly.

Joseph Coffland - Reply

Where can I buy the screen other than bidding on ebay

oscarpatriciorojas - Reply

I see it amazon but is too damned expensive 60 ,79

oscarpatriciorojas - Reply

double sided tape did not work for me. The screen keeps popping out - what kind of glue would you suggest?

Ben - Reply

question is the resolution as good as the original ? Does the one from ebay have the sony name on the screen? Is the 5r going to work with my 5t ?

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