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Cracked screen, unit is dead, will not turn on,lens will not come

The unit will not power up when turned on in either mode, camera/view pics

Also need help in locating parts for this model

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You can try this guy: RongJuan Xie <hu221221@gmail.com>. I purchased a replacement LCD screen from him and replaced it myself. However I still have problem with the back light. I email him and he asked me to send him the camera. He replaced it for $25 and sent it back to me. He is very professional and I certainly will have him fix my cameras again.

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