LCD panel on HP Photosmart All-in-One C7180 is Blank
The printer LCD panel was black and wouldn't turn on. Then I uplugged and turned it on. Now the display panel is blank with 2 blue streaks running across. the printer is still functioning I just can't see the display to fax, scan or any of the functions that the printer is capable of.
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As you suspect, this simply does not happen unless the LCD panel has had a physical impact. The LCD units are stress tested when manufactured and the odd ones which crack "all of a sudden" would do so within a few months of manufacture and then get replaced under manufacturer's warranty. The broken glass which you see is the cracked LCD unit and it's behind an outer plastic protective cover.
The only way to fix it is to replace the LCD panel, but it's not a DIY job and repairs will cost more than the camera is worth. The M637 will only be about two years old but it was a budget model to start with so it would be cheaper to buy a fully functional used equivalent camera. There are even brand new models of similar or better specification which will be cheaper than a repair.
If the camera works "as is" then it may be better to put up with the fault until the camera no longer works.
If you registered the waranty card, call a Nikon repair facility and they should have you on record. I would still try it if you didn't file the warranty card because they can tell how old it is by the serial number.
I have a sony cybershot DSC-S650, the LCD was very dark and could not
see anything except if I pointed it at a bright object, everything else
worked ok. I could take pictures but could barely see them in playback
I took it to Sony authorised repair outlet and was told
the CCD was damaged, they charged me USD $55 to repair it (in Quito,
The issue is probably the button board on the camera. To open the camera, remove the six screws and pry open the camera from the bottom of the camera to remove the outer casing. Turn the camera so that the LCD is facing. Remove the aluminum frame around the LCD that holds the button board in place. Check the button board for mis-aligned or damaged discs (ie playback or view buttons) The discs are taped and may creep out of position. If they are out of position, push them back with the blunt edge of a screw-driver. If it looks fine, reassemble the camera.
Hi All I know there''s a lot of typing here, but just wanted to be thorough
for those who may not be as handy at repairing. It really was quite
simple and only took about 10 minutes. My screen was only either blank or had black bars on top and sides of screen with all 8's in the centre of the LCD. I tried everything I found online to no avail, finally I got ********** & did what I usually do when things don't work...I took it apart (funnily enough it almost always does the trick)!
1-You'll need fairly small hex bits or allenkeys. There are 2 sets of screws both of different sizes of course.
2-Take the 2 screws from the bottom out first & that will allow enough leeway/gap to take the top silver panel off (surrounding the buttons & LCD).
3-You will find 2 more screws underneith this panel.
4-Once all 4 screws are out, you'll need a small flat-bit screwdriver or something that you can "pry" the plastic case off with. Of course I need not tell you to do this carefully so that you do not crack the plastic. There are a couple of plastic nibs to hold the plastic in place on either side of the tray, once you pry this off you will see the nibs in back.
5-Now, just pull the LCD screen straight out, it has pins that make it a plug of sorts...much like that of the old printer cables that plugged into the back of a desktop.
6-I simply blew onto the pins and into the plug-like holes in the event dust was impeding connection.
7-Then while viewing from the front of the printer I carefully lined up the pins & gently pushed until it was secure.
8-I then put the SD picture card from my camera in & turned it on before reassembling and...VOILA it worked!!
9-Obviously you put the screws back & when you are putting the top panel back on be sure to tuck the "finger-like" plastic nibs back in so as not to break them.
I hope this works for all of you!! I spent over 4 hours searching online, as I'm sure all of you did, only to find that many people had this problem with little answers. Good luck to all of you...let me know how you do Nicole
I had the exact same problem. I turned on my HP Photosmart E317 camera and it would light up for one second and then just a blank screen.
Here's the tech support site from HP. Try taking out your memory card and then turn it on. That worked for me. I just put the memory card back in and it works fine.