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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

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It wasn't that difficult (3/10) The only thing that you could damage is the LCD itself or the ribbon connecting it if you are not careful.  If you have the proper tools (very small phillips screw driver), and take your time, it's a fairly trivial task.   Not sure if I can post videos, but this video seems to have the process outlined pretty well.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB9l2-MYlnQ&ab_channel=Greg%27sGarage

 For clarity on this, you do not need to disconnect the ribbon since you're not changing the LCD.  If you need to change the LCD, even that is trivial and just involves disconnecting and reconnecting the 2 ribbons.  I've checked and the LCD is about $15-20 depending on where you get it.   Also since the plastic cover on the camera I got has scratches, I have ordered a replacement one, which I will replace once it arrives.  That cost about $7.  

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

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If you have no experience at making repairs to electronic devices, then I would strongly advise against making your first attempt with your DSLR.  Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. 

 

For example, I don't have to watch the video at the above link to know that it completely ignores taking precautions against static discharges, because almost none of them do.

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

" Nothing is ever as simple as it seems."

 

That is the truth!  And it is likely.

None of us know the OP's mechanical ability.  There is no way I would let my wife try and I am sure she would not even attempt this.  Both of us know it would end poorly if she did.  Maybe the OP assembles cameras for a living, that would be different. Who knows?

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

ebiggs1 and Waddizzle I agree on both your points regarding the difficulty and risks of doing such things.  I for one try to do things myself and would not cough up $190 to ship the camera to a repair ship to do something that takes 10 minutes to do myself.  I am not a camera repair person, but with a video and the right tools, the average consumer can save themselves a lot of money.  If it wasn't for the ludcrious prices some of these vendors charge for simple repairs, I would not be advocating it.  Even the lack of knowledge from some of the technical people at these vendors is apalling.  

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen


@KaTaHar wrote:

ebiggs1 and Waddizzle I agree on both your points regarding the difficulty and risks of doing such things.  I for one try to do things myself and would not cough up $190 to ship the camera to a repair ship to do something that takes 10 minutes to do myself.  I am not a camera repair person, but with a video and the right tools, the average consumer can save themselves a lot of money.  If it wasn't for the ludcrious prices some of these vendors charge for simple repairs, I would not be advocating it.  Even the lack of knowledge from some of the technical people at these vendors is apalling.  


In that case, always advocate it with warnings and cautions.  As I noted, most of the videos out there do not have any safety precautions, none whatsoever.

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

Noted, I'm new to this forum and will do that next time. Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen


@Waddizzle wrote:

If you have no experience at making repairs to electronic devices, then I would strongly advise against making your first attempt with your DSLR.  Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. ...


Yeah, but how many people in this forum have never repaired an electronic device? Back in the old days, I believe you're old enough to recall, we used to build our own.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

Heathkit, sigh.....

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen

" I for one try to do things myself and would not cough up $190 to ship the camera to a repair ..."

 

The suggestion is good for those that want to attempt it.  I might but I have been doing this my whole life. A $190 repair can become a $400 dollar repair in a heartbeat.  Sometimes it is best to quit while you are ahead.

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Re: Dust speckles under the LCD monitor screen


@kvbarkley wrote:

Heathkit, sigh.....


Dynaco, baby.  Dynaco.

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