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Need to know where the ribbons plug into the canon sd600 lcd screen

There are two ribbons which need attached and I know where the smaller one goes but cannot figure out where the larger one goes?

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Re: Need to know where the ribbons plug into the canon...

For the lens cover issue: Try blowing lots of compressed air around the open lens shutter to clean the mechanism. Or use a hair dryer for a few seconds (don't want to heat up the camera). Also with the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off. A grain of sand in the mechanism is usually the culprit, and you want to try to dislodge it.

You can open it up, but only as a very last resort. The above procedures usually work if you try them enough. But for those particularly nasty stuck mechanisms, here's an example repair on a Canon Powershot A400 (do this at your own risk, and for others note that it will void your warranty):

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Re: Need to know where the ribbons plug into the canon...

What ribbon cables are you trying to install? Would this be the LCD+Backlight cables? Or the Lens+CCD cables?

As for the lens cover, has lens flap/cover repair, email him if you don't see your camera there.

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I might make sure that the lcd panel and backlight are sufficiently attached. It is fairly easy to take apart the camera with a small screw driver. You might want to take it apart and push the two ribbon cables in tighter and then try again. (Make sure to take out the battery first)

images of the the dissasemby are on this page:
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