Hi, I've just finished following your instructions! Thanks very much for the photos, they take the edge off the whole procedure. Knowing what to expect is getting half way there!
I wondered if you may have an idea as to what I've done wrong. Now that the camera is back in one piece, the viewfinder is dead, plus when I flip the monitor around so that it's upside down, the picture is also upside down. When I shoot myself, or when I want to watch something and I just reverse and fold the screen, things show upside down.
Have I neglected something, do you think?
Many thanks once again.
Re: Flex Cable replaced-but now VF is dead, plus...
Hi, I have just repaired my camera following the excellent series of pictures provided by airshod, and I think the viewfinder problem could arise from replacing the tiny board under the D panel covering the lcd panel hinge. This panel has a tiny switch activated by a little projection on the lcd/hinge moulding and on reassembly it is necessary for the panel to be open and at right angles to the body so that the projection is on the right side of the switch for correct operation. I assume that it is this switch which activates the changeover from lcd to VF. It could be that if the lcd panel were closed while asembling the D panel the switch could have been damaged while opening it later, but the board would be easy to replace - the supplier of the cable should be able to obtain a replacement. I'm not sure about the upside picture problem though, it may be related to this but without a service manuel it's hard to say! Good luck!
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hi your not the only one i got mine for my birthday 8 weeks ago and now it dont work its like its dead this zen v plus to is like not the best thing to have all i see is people like me having some sort of prob with it
Since everything works fine, just the display (white screen) problem, with this, there is nothing wrong with your screen, the problem is
from the flex that connects your screen to the phone's main board. This
flex must have worn out that's why your screen is not displaying any
The problem is common with flip and slide phones. The
flex gets worn out as a result of constant opening and close of the
flip or slide phone.
I would urge you to replace the flex and I
am assuring you that your screen will display picture again. You might
also be lucky to find out that the flex is not well fix, that is, it
may have loosed contact.
If you cannot change the flex yourself,
maybe you should take the phone to a local repairer within your
vicinity, so that the flex can be fixed/replaced.
When I talked to a printer-repair technician, he said that it's impossible for him to order such replacement-parts.
He also said that the cost, plus costs for his time/labour,
would exceed the cost of buying a brand-new Epson printer.
You can buy a new phone.....but I had the same exact problem with my motorola v3 phone. Every now and then both screens would work for a while and then turn completely black or sometimes white. Most of the time black. The keypads would light, I could make and receive phone calls, but I couldn't see anything on either screen. I moved all my contacts to the sim card and I got a new phone thru an upgrade with my company. But I was still determined to get the V3 to work again! I brought the phone to a few cell phone repairs shops and I was told that the connectors from the flex cable inside the phone sometimes get loose. Make sure they are tightly plugged in. If that doesn't help then the flex cable needs to be replaced. Some of these repair shops wanted up to $65.00 to replace the flex cable! I could replace the phone for much less than $65.00! So I decided to go to ebay and type in Motorola V3 Flex cable......hundreds of places came up that sell this flex cable. I found a place in my area and ordered one. It cost me $5.00 and I got it within 2 days! I looked online on how to install the flex cable and everything from how to disassemble the phone to installing the new flex cable and reassembling the phone was right there! I followed the instructions and I installed the new flex cable and the phone is as good as new!!! Both screens are working and I didn't loose any pictures or contacts from the phone!
All it cost me was $5.00 and about an hour of time! It even came with free shipping! Go to google and type in Motorola v3 black screen and look thru the solutions. Some of them will explain how to disassembe the phone and replace the flex cable with detailed pictures! You can buy the torque screw drivers at Home Depot or on ebay! Good Luck!
The housing is difficult to do. You have to be careful to not rip the flex cable that connects the two pieces. Once you remove the orange button on the side you will see a blue circular type pin. You must push that in all the way while gradually pulling your phone apart. Also at the same time you want to watch to make sure the flex cable don't snag itself of the folding parts. It slides in one way and you must be careful to not rip it. It is kind of in an S shape and slides in very delicately. once you get this part then the rest is easy to do. I hope this helps some and good luck. And yes I do repair these and replace all the parts on these phones so I know how difficult it can be for the first time. If you have anymore questions or if you want me to elaborate more on this just let me know.
You don't need 2 flash your razr for this problem. What u need is a screen flex cable. The three buttons around the screen are controlled by a flex cable and the voice recorder is connected on this flex cable.This needs replacing but it's very tricky to deal with. I suggest a really good tech that deals with razr's to handle this problem to possibly replace the flex cable. This would solve yor frozen keypad problem.