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?
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Re: Dead LCD screen
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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Switch off the phone, remove the battery for few seconds then refit it. Now start the phone. If it works fine then ok otherwise the LCD seems to be damaged which can be replaced at auth. Blackberry service station, contact them.
If the system still works on an external monitor and functions normally otherwise, you might be able teo replace the LCD assy for about $150.
If the system no longer works on external either, then I'd say the system is no longer viable as an item to repair as it will be cheaper to replace it then to repair it. (New laptops start at around $500)
Well I hate to inform you but there is no solution to this problem. Basically what you have now is a light up paperweight. The internal components have suffered damage. Electricity can make it go go or kill it.
Had the same problem. It nearly drove me mad, however, the fix seems quite simple. The screen in playback mode seemed to be fine but if I swithed to record or photo mode I just got a black screen. I could see some pixel movement so I figured the screen was okay and that the iris was the problem.
Anyway, to fix it I simply gave a few sharp taps on the camera body near the lens. This unstuck the iris and I was greeted with a clear image in the LCD viewfinder. The camera now works fine.
By the way, this seems to be a fairly common problem with a lot of the different models and not just limited to this one.
As long as the pictures look fine it is something going on with the lcd display.
If it was taking pictures the same, it could be a special effect that is turned on or the CCD is bad. It sounds like the LCD display is bad. Some cameras can be repaired at a reasonable price with a new LCD display.
Have you replaced the batteries in the camera? That might take care of the problem.
sounds like the LCD screen viewfinder may have been twisted or accidentally catched or got hooked or snagged on on something at one stage and pulled something, if the screen went yellow it means the three wires going to it are possibly broken or the small white clip was slowly coming undone inside the Viewfinder for the red and green to no longer work to complete the image also indicates why the buttons on the viewfinder are not responding, try twisting the viewfinder very lightly whilst on, but most likely the small white clip holding the wires has come off at the elbow inside the camera
My razr V3 dropped from an astonishing 40cm to the floor, after that both screens stopped working. I opened the screen by removing the four tiny screws in each corner (t5 screwdriver which I didn't have but the smallest of my miniature screwdriver set just fitted), and popping it up carefully.
There a two flatcables, one with a silvery color and a connector with a black piece of foam on it. I think it's the screen signal carrying cable. I removed it and put it back in place, pushing it firmly. After that the screens worked again.
10 minutes of work and a great deal of satisfaction.
Further, the phone stinks.
regards, El Rudo