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View screen is broken, can I order and replace my self?

View screen for cannon A470

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There are components in and around the view screen that shift when you open it up that make it very hard to replace the view screen. If you want to try it however, the part itself is expensive compared to the price of getting another camera on eBay for parts. I suggest you do that instead.

This is because the view screen is not normally the part that breaks and a broken camera with a bad lens and a good LCD can be bid on for as low as $3 + shipping costs.

But even a good replacement is fairly cheap compared to the parts and time you would invest to repair.

Posted on May 05, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks. I can see the viewscreen is cracked and the camera seems to take photos, is it still not worth replacing the screen? paul."

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    I would look on eBay for a broken camera with a good screen first. Then go to the manufacturer for the part. I can't find one online, but I would expect it would run you $80 to $90 after shipping and handling. They are selling the stupid plastic door on the battery for $30.

    Crazy price on some of these parts.


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