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Old Jul 5, 2010, 8:11 PM   #1
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Default Broken LCD screen on Sony A300X

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I have a Sony A300 and I noticed this weekend that the LCD screen is broken. I don't see any crack externally but when the camera is turned on, I see a vertical crack. I also see some visible text near the bottom-right corner. I'm not sure how that happened. Its possible that it might have happened because of moving around in my car's boot or because of the heat?

I hope that gives a background of the problem. What I want to know is if there is a cheap, reliable way to fix it? I see the following options:

1) Order the LCD from eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290450053834 and fix it myself: http://repairials.com/sony-alpha-a20...n-replacement/

2) Order the LCD screen from eBay and take it to some local store. I live around the Boston area, so let me know if you know of any such places.

3) Search for some local repair stores and ask them to get the LCD screen themselves and fix it.

4) Send the camera to some cheap online store for repair: http://www.darntoothysam.com/product...r-Service.html
I'm concerned about the genuineness of such sites. Do you know of well known repair sites?

5) Send the camera to Sony for repair: https://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/displaycost.do

They seem to charge a flat rate of $228. Don't know if I need to pay separately for the parts. This looks like the most expensive option.

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Old Jan 24, 2011, 3:31 PM   #2
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Hi, I realise this thread is pretty old but the same thing has just happened to my Alpha 350 and I was wondering which of the options you went for?
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 6:34 AM   #3
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Well, I am not the original poster, but with my α350's LCD screen broken a few years back (as below), I sent it back to Sony Authorised Repair Centre, and it was fixed free of charge (within warranty period).

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