How to Repair LCD Screen on Digital Cameras
If your digital camera is damaged, then it is important to learn how to repair the LCD screen. The LCD screen on your camera is especially susceptible to damage because it's fairly delicate. If it becomes cracked or damaged, then it can be almost impossible to take photos and review them.
The LCD screen your camera is very thin and if it gets cracked then it can be difficult to view. The crystals inside the screen can leak out and prevent anyone from being able to look at the photos on the screen.
Step 1: Sourcing a Replacement Screen
First, you need to find a replacement screen for your digital camera. You need to choose the right screen for your digital camera so that it fits and works properly. Using the camera model number, it should be possible to track down a spare part for your camera. If not, you could always buy a faulty digital camera off the Internet. As long as the screen is the same type as yours and is intact, then it should work in your camera.
If the plastic protective color on the screen is cracked, then you will also need to replace this. This could involve replacing the case or housing on your camera.
Step 2: Taking the Camera Apart
Now you need to dismantle your camera so that you can access the screen itself. This will involve taking out lots of small screws which can be fiddly. Also, make sure you put the screws somewhere safe so that you can find them when needed.
Step 3: Removing the Old Screen
Most digital cameras use a modular design, where the screen simply plugs into the circuit board of your digital camera. Removing the old screen should be as simple as pulling out the plug and detaching the screen. Some cheaper digital cameras may have the screen fixed to the board using solder or even glue. In this case, you will need to use a soldering iron to disconnect the screen.
Step 4: Replacing the Screen
With the old screen removed, it should then be disposed of carefully. The new replacement screen can then be fitted into position by either plugging it into the circuit board or by soldering it directly onto the board. Try to avoid putting any fingerprints on the screen because these will be very irritating once the camera is assembled.
Step 5: Testing
Before fitting your camera back together, you should put a battery inside and try turning it on. Check that the screen is working as it should be. This will save you needing to dismantle the camera again if something isn't quite right.
Step 6: Assembly
Now, reassemble the camera so that the screen is protected by the
housing. If this is also cracked, then it's a good idea to replace this
too. Once the housing is assembled, you should then check that the
camera still works. Sometimes when tightening the case you can loosen
connections if they were not done up properly.
You just need to take better care of your camera so that you can prevent it from ever happening again.