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How to open the cam gently?? And replace LCD??

I broke the LCD on my Ixus 800 IS. After unscrewing all visible screws, I still could not open the camera. I didnt dare to pull hard. Anyone can help me, how and where to press, pull twist in order to open it and reach the LCD?? Thanx a lot.

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Re: How to open the cam gently?? And replace LCD??

Hi there. I'm a photography student on holiday who would die without her camera. I have the same model IXUS 800 IS with a broken LCD. I had to fix it. I have successfully replaced my screen and it is not as difficult as you might think. Remove all the visible screws, then the one underneath the A/V OUT flap. Next remove the long screw inside the battery hatch. This is the one that keeps the front in place, acting as a pin. The trick is you have to remove the front casing to get to the hidden screw inside. Once you have removed those first screws, all you have to do is be firm but careful and the front casing should come off no problem. After the back casing has been removed, you can replace the front so as to not lose the tiny screws, and still have complete access to the LCD and go about replacing it. Hope this has been helpful. Took me a few hours to figure it out. Ciao*

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Re: How to open the cam gently?? And replace LCD??

Are you sure you can get the parts you need before you go further? To answer you question hidden screws can be under the mem card flap or Battery flap But I fear you wont be able to repair it. How broken is the screen?

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