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The LCD only works in a certain position

The LCD of the camera only works when I have it turned opened LCD out flush to the camera body, The opposite to when it is closed. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • miltw3 Nov 14, 2008

    See pic below



  • miltw3 Nov 14, 2008

    Sorry sent a linked photo. Here's a better one.










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Flat cable connecting LCD unit to main board broken. Whole "shaft unit" have to be replaced ( LCD hinge with flex cable). Panasonic part #
LSEP8449A1

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