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Top LCD control panel damage

The control panel/top lcd has cracked and is no longer working. Is there a way to replace it or a place where I can buy the replacement part?

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  • krland_99 Oct 20, 2008

    I was hoping maybe you could point me in the direction of a parts dealer. I've searched the internet and haven't been able to locate the part.

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Both Top LCD and its window (cover) is replaceable.

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If the camera works "as is" then it may be better to put up with the fault until the camera no longer works.

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If you intend on paying someone to replace your lcd screen the repair will most likely cost more than the value of the camera, but you could have an estimate done at an authorized service center.

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