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Replacing screen on Olympus IR-500

My Olympus IR-500 camera has developed a small, but ever increasing, star crack on the lcd screen. Before I start taking her apart, does anyone know if the screen is a single part or if it is just a cover that I have cracked? If it is a single replacement, as these parts seem a little hard to find, could you please tell me what other 2.5" screens would be compatible?

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Re: Replacing screen on Olympus IR-500

I would suggest this is not going to be a viable task. at any level You taking it to pieces and then finding replacement parts. Contact Olypus for advice My guess is that a 'repair' will be near the cost of replaceing the camera. Photo stores [such as Jessops here in the UK] seel Screen protection material. this is like a heavy duty self adhesive tape- which can be cut to size for your screen. That I suggest is a low cost fix.

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