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Old Jul 4, 2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm new here but I have a big problem. Please help.

I have a Olympus C-5000 that I just bought less than 6months ago. The other day I had it in my posket when my dog jumped up on me. Well he cracked the LCD. When I turn it on all I get is a white screen with a black spiderweb crack through it.

I talked to Olympus and they told me its not covered under the warrantee. The quoted me two prices. $155 to replace it or $65 for a new screen. They said I sould have them replace the screen, but for $90 I thought I might be able to fix it mtself.

Any thoughts? How hard is it to replace the LCD screen? They said I would have to solder the ribbon wire to the circuit board, what all is involved?

Has anybody done this?
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Old Jul 4, 2004, 4:03 PM   #2
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My opinion is to getthe camera repaired by Olympus. Don't take the risk doing it yourself , and you also void the warranty.
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 1:54 AM   #3
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Here's the back inside cover of a C-700 to show you a bit of what's involved:
http://www.pbase.com/image/28630841

Here's the entire disassembly process of a C-700 to show you something of what's involved:
http://www.pbase.com/ociepka/camera
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 8:05 AM   #4
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Mikefellh,
Very precious information , it's pretty rare that we can find inside camera pics like this.

In this camera, it seems to me that the LCD ribbon cable is not soldered, but inserted , which make sense . In this case , I would replace the LCD myself


BTW, seen any "dismantling operation pics" for Minolta D7 series? (in case I will need one day:?)

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Old Jul 5, 2004, 2:04 PM   #5
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Thanks Mikefellh

Does anybody know for sure that the ribbon is inserted not soldered in the C 5000? I don't want to open the case until I know for sure that I can fix it. In the C-700, does it just clip in to the circuit board?

Thanks for everybody's help
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 5:44 PM   #6
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Okay, I opened up the case. The LCD is attached with clips simmilar to those in Mikefellh's photos. I am feeling more able to fix this myself, but I'm not sure how to unclip the clips. The most I could figure out is there is a black post on both slides of the clip that slides back. I slid it back and gently tried to lift the clip but it did'nt ove so I left it alone.

Does anyone know how to do this? :?
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 11:29 PM   #7
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Man..... this page really saved my bacon!
My daughter accidentally dropped my C-700 and knocked the lens out of whack and broke the battery door. I bought a non-functional, but in excellent cosmetic shape, C-700 on eBay, for parts. Brought both to a camera shop. Not even sure if they took either apart but they did quote me $195 to fix the dropped one. I picked both up and took them home. Started to take the dropped one apart and realized I was over my head. Did some surfing and found your photos and notes. I took both apart. Two hours, a little cursing and some strained eyesight later I have a functional camera.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.......oh yeah..... did I say THANK YOU.

BTW - Steve's Digicam page rocks!!
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Old Aug 27, 2005, 9:15 PM   #8
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Mikefellh, i am alsovery greatfull!

I now have a broken LCD, and was unsure what to do.

I am handy with such things, but if something's soddered it wouldn't have been worth trying.

Thanks for the great pics!!!!
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:13 PM   #9
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olympusfan wrote:
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Hello, I'm new here but I have a big problem. Please help.

I have a Olympus C-5000 that I just bought less than 6months ago. The other day I had it in my posket when my dog jumped up on me. Well he cracked the LCD. When I turn it on all I get is a white screen with a black spiderweb crack through it.

I talked to Olympus and they told me its not covered under the warrantee. The quoted me two prices. $155 to replace it or $65 for a new screen. They said I sould have them replace the screen, but for $90 I thought I might be able to fix it mtself.

Any thoughts? How hard is it to replace the LCD screen? They said I would have to solder the ribbon wire to the circuit board, what all is involved?

Has anybody done this?
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hey im new here too and i have a Canon Powershot A540 and the same thing happend to me, the inner screen is smashes it looks like a black spider web with random colours of pink threw it, i have no clue how it happend, cause i used it the night before i turned it on and saw this!! i havent gone to a repair shop yet, but would they fix it for me? and what do you think the price range would be to fix it??!
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 8:24 AM   #10
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Hello!Im new on this forums, and the first time i write something...I*have a Canon Powershot A520, which LCD is broken too. I would replace it by myself, but the problem I have is that I dont know where to buy that LCD. May somebody help me??Thanks you a lot
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