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Dead LCD screen

My C-4000 fell off of a table and the LCD no longer functions, although otherwise it seems to work fine. I have figured out a few things, such as turning on the flash and going to macro mode without the LCD, but most of the controls require diving into multi-level menus that are not practically navigable without the screen. Having repaired a variety of devices of similar complexity, I'd like to attempt to repair this myself, but the disassembly process is not obvious. The exact physical connections made by the few external screws are not clear. I learned years ago that when it is unclear how to proceed, one runs a risk of making things worse. Can anyone offer guidance on how to disassemble it far enough to get at the screen, or comment on the practicality of such a repair? Thanks.

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It could be as simple as a dislodge connector. If this model has a plastic body then simple flexing around the screen periphery may get it going again. Are you sure though the screen is dead? Can you see 'Ghost' images for example. But a repair will mean replacement parts, and there are not easily come by. Check out Olympus.

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