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Pentax Optio A10 lcd replacement

Hi! I have a broken lcd on my Pentax Optio A10. Pentax wants 120 for the repair but the parts only cost 40. Has anyone replaced the lcd on the camera before? Does it involve soldering or does the lcd wires simply snap into a connector of some sort. I was thinking of doing the repiar myself. thanks for any input! -Mike Brunner

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  • ezzo Nov 18, 2007

    Hey All,
    Does anyone know if the same fix (thanks Santacruzer) will work for the optio m10?
    Thanks,
    Ez

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    Same problem. I removed the screws but I cant get the back off. Any suggestions?

  • cav_army Apr 26, 2009

    i have the camera and i have had it for the last 2 yrs. i just went to take a picture and the screen won't show anything. Just blank and has a black ink like spots around it. All the spots run to the same center point of where they meet. what is the problem is it the LCD wires or is it the screen it self.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    After falling needed to open the machine to repair. Successful repair but broke the connector on the motherboard for the lcd screen. I can buy this connector or a full plate? Thank you.

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Re PENTAX OPTIO A10 LCD Replacement

 

I wish Mike Brunner would advise us where we can get a replacement LCD for $40, was it from a used camera?. A new one  from PENTAX   Part Number 76650-0500 Tel 1 800 877 0155  Is just under $60 plus $8 shipping in the USA but is currently out of stock. There is also a San Diego company with limited stock (5) that wants about $70.  

 

 Removal of the LCD is relatively straight forward.  First remove the battery and the card. Then unscrew some very minute philips screws and carfully remove the back cover. Separate the two halves of the cover with a thumbnail to unhook a snap connection after the screws have been removed.

 

It's best not to remove the front cover so as to avoid damage or contamination of unrelated areas.

 

To remove the LCD look for the retaining snaps and gently pry the left side ( camera facing forward and upright) back and lift the

left side of LCD up and unhook the right side.

 

The LCD will now still be attached by the multi wire strap and a minute two wire connector. Using tweezers on the plug and not the wires gently disconnect the two wire connector. The multi wire strap with about 25 miniscule gold connectors is held down on the mating contacts with a clear sticky tape. I was able to pull mine loose before I saw the sticky tape.

 

To reinstall the replacement LCD a very good magnification of the 25 or so contacts may be required to correctly line up all the mating contacts on the back of the camera as there is no apparent mechanical means to correctly align this.

There is no soldering required or practical at his connection.

 

Use some clear sticky tape to hold it in position.After reconnecting the 2 wire plug the right way up and when the LCD is folded over back into position and snapped down into to the retension snaps,this should also apply gentle presure to the 25 pin connector. Adding a very thin layer of non conductive material over the 25 pin connector before snapping the LCD back might be helpfull in the longterm retension but too much compression will may fail the new LCD. ( Well that is what I'm going to do when I get my LCD) ( I may also put the battery and card back in and switch it on before replacing the rear cover taking care not to get an electrical shock through some accidental discharge, so don't do as I say unless you know what you are doing)

 

 Re assembling the rest should be straight forward. Then test the result. 

 

 Note: The camera buff who encouraged me to do my own repair has added an extra layer of clear plastic over the exterior cover of the LCD to better protect it. It is also advisable to have a hard case or reinforce a small soft case with a used credit card to protect the LCD, so as not to have to repeat this again.  

 

Good Luck. From Santa Cruzer   

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I can fix this for you for cheaper than anybody. This camera does not have solder joints but is tricky to open without breaking the case. I have fixed many of these without any problems. Check out my e-bay store. Camerashyanna. $55.00 includes parts, labor and return shipping for your a10,a20 or a30 pentax cameras. I am in TN, USA and have fast turnaround.

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I bought my parts from Pentax Imaging Co. for 59.73 + tax + shipping: Part Number 76650-0500 Tel 1 800 877 0155. I am willing to sell this lcd for 55+ ~ ($7 shipping in USA only) because I now have other problems with the camera. LCD is like new condition. (contact: magee.silas@gmail.com)

I pulled on the power wires to disconnect the LCD power supply and broke the black one at the connector. I was able to pull the old wire out of the connector and press the remaining section of wire into the connector securely and fix the mistake (use tweasers to prevent this).

As for the LCD information connector strip: Take all of the tape covering this connector off before proceeding because then you will be able to see and use the connector "gate". the gate pivots upward to allows you to place the connector strip in place then you can gently push the gate down to lock the connector strip in place. I tried sliding the connector in and it did not work. Instead it gave me a red screen. I did install my LCD, turned the camera on and it worked, Then...

After dissasembling the camera more that nessesary to be able to insert the menu board's connector strip back into place the camera failed to turn on. I have not found and dissconnected wires and suspect Electrical Shock Discharge for the failure.

If you try this procedure wear a grounding ******** your wrist, or take off the minimum nessessary to preform the work( backplate, sideplate near lense only). You do not need to remove the menu display panel to connect the lcd panel information strip, just remove the tape covering the connector.

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It requires some screws to be undone, its a flex cable that goes into a slot on the board

hope this helps

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Look on ebay for a replacement, they are 70-80 $'s. I have the same problem though I wont fix it. I bought mine broken, (wanna sell me yours?)I put them on rc airplanes to take pictures. Dont need a viewfinder up there! I have had it apart and there are no wires to solder for the LCD. It just rests on contacts (I think).

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  • metaglypto Jan 29, 2010

    I have found a replacement LCD on eBay for under $25.00 with free shipping. Check here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-LCD-Screen-Displ...


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