On a return flight from Cali I found my canon had a lovely crack in the screen and Best Buy’s $60 dollar product replacement plan wanted to charge me $180 bucks to fix it. It’s a sweet camera so I called Canon. Before calling Canon Use a small screwdriver to take off the casing and look to see if you LCD Screen says SONY on it, the product people at CANON will ask because there are two LCD models.
Canon: +1 800-828-4040
Ask for Products Department
Cost for Sony LCD Screen: $31 Shipped
This tutorial is to help someone fix/replace their cracked/broken LCD Screen. It can take anywhere form 15-60 min depending on how careful or comfortable you are with electronics. I’m no wiz but i’ve built computers, so the task wasn’t daunting. If you aren’t comfortable tinkering around with things I wouldn’t mess with it, unless you’ve got nothing to lose. This tutorial is to help you, im not responsible for breaking or causes problem with your camera, follow this at your own risk.
Tools: A small philips head screwdriver and flat head for prying tools pic
Start by removing the battery and flash card and start unscrewing all screws you see, try to remember where they go, if not its pretty easy to see which hole takes longer screws, On the side panel (which is taken off second) near the lanyard hook there are two screws with different threading. Once the back and side panel are off start unscrewing the remaining screws that you see holding the front cover on. All the panels will slide off easily, if not check for screws you missed.
Once the lcd unit is free and the button panel is loose you’ll notice the ribbon runs around to the front of the camera. The ribbon slides under the Button Panel ribbon. You can slide the button panel ribbon out once you free up the plastic cover from the tape. When this is up you’ll see where the ribbon is inserted clearly. Pull the ribbon out, once out youll see the blue lib that help the ribbon moves freely.
At this point place the new LCD screen into the back lit cases, it should snap right in with little pressure. Then run the new ribbon around the bottom and under the free moving button panel. Slide it into piece the old one came from, have the blue panel up, and push it down when the ribbon is all the way in. Make sure the ribbon is flash and all in before reassembling.
Before putting the button panel back on, check out the old panels ribbon and look where the bends are, based off that you should figure out how it is snaked under the panel, then screw the panel back on.
Start piecing all the panels back together and fire it on!