There are alternatives available! You don t have to toss out that camera, you can repair it yourself, send it in for repair, or sell it for parts to somebody else online.
.. Extreme heat can cause expansion of the liquid in the LCD and cause it to crack , and on the other side of things extreme cold can cause it to freeze
Don t put anything up against the LCD in your camera bag, it will bang against the LCD and crack it (yes, even if it has a window over it, it will break!)
Don t put your camera in your back pocket and then sit down!
Don t put your camera in your front pocket and then roll over on it.
If you want to repair it or get it repaired, I have some advice for you about what I believe is the Polyester satin ribbon1 digital camera repair problem: broken LCD screens. is the worst, it s really not like that. Certain SERIES of cameras have 1 or 2 models that are difficult to work on, yet the rest of them are fairly straight forward.. You buy that brand new fancy digital camera with all the bells and whistles for $400, and in 6 months to 1 year it s worth maybe half that, and then the unthinkable happens: you drop it and it breaks. #
Look for an actual camera repair business and not somebody that will send it to the manufacturer and tell you it s $200 and 4 6 weeks to repair. The LCD is very thin, very fragile, and on many many cameras completely UNPROTECTED! Look at the back of your camera, is the screen recessed slightly or is the back of the camera flat and smooth? If it s flat you have a protective window or glass over the LCD to help prevent damage and breakage. You can try, and I wish you luck, but they probably won t fix it. You feel ripped off and mad at the camera manufacturer and you toss it out and buy a new one made by somebody else.. =)
Ok, so it s broken, what do you do now?
The manufacturer will just site impact damage and will refuse the repair even if the camera wasn t dropped etc.. You will probably throw your camera across the room when it happens. If it s not flat, you have nothing protecting your LCD and should put a good quality LCD screen protector on the camera and NOT those thin, flimsy saran wrap plastic film screen protectors, they are worthless. You need to decide for yourself if you want to open your camera and try the repair yourself or not. Some backlights need to be soldered to the mainboard of the camera, some do not..
Look for a defective camera on e***y (hey they don t pay me to advertise for them.. (IF they tell you this, they are NOT repairing your camera for you, they are sending it to the manufacturer, guaranteed)
Many LCD screens are very easy to install and you can do it yourself and all you need is a small screwdriver.. Other LCD s are very difficult to install, and even professionals don t like to do them! I can t tell you Brand .
How is an LCD replaced?
With most Canon digital camera LCD screens for example (using them as the example because they have the largest market share) all you do is disconnect the ribbon cable for the LCD and the backlight (the light that shines through the LCD and allows you to see what is on the screen) and then install the new LCD. Just don t put your camera in your pants pocket please. Some come with the backlight attached, some do not.
Be careful to not touch the flash capacitor contacts! You WILL zap yourself if you do, and it will HURT a bit.
Don t leave your camera in your car in summer or winter…) and make one good camera from the two if you are handy.
I hope this helps you get your digital camera repaired and saves you time and money in the process!
It was hard for me to choose between broken LCD screens and broken lenses, but I stuck with LCD for #1 because it s so easy to break your LCD that you don t even have to touch the camera to do it!
The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is the view screen on the back of the camera that lets you see menus, playback pictures etc.) We have flash capacitor dischargers and use them every time we open a camera. The LCD is cracked, or the lens is jammed; what do you do? You head back to the store with your poor little camera and the guy behind the counter (that knows nothing about cameras except for what s written on the box, and even less about camera repair) tells you it s not worth it to fix it and you should toss it in the trash… is the best and Brand .We live in a throw away society, it s a simple fact.. (Yeah, I ve done it, I ve been repairing cameras for 5 years now so