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Canon g5 lcd display problem

I am also having a problem with my G5 display. Although the display appears completely blank, If i look very closely, at the correct angle, I can make out the menu and function screen images. I don't believe that following the posted solution of "re-attaching" the display wire would work because if it was detached, I don't think I'd see anything. It appears that the backlight, if there is one, is out. Any ideas?

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I had the same problem but did not have a soldering iron small enough and did feel adept at soldering microcircuitry in any case.

I unscrewed the four side screws, rotating the screen slightly to get at the ones closest to the body of the camera. Carefully removing the back I turned the camera on and noticed that by pressing on the two contacts located at the bottom left where all the circuitry is, the screen came back on full brilliance. I cut a small piece of plastic off of an old credit card approximately 1/2" X 3/4" of an inch. I then folded it in half (biting it tight and then opening it to create a bit of spring). I then carefully placed this double thick plastic over the contacts in the lower left and sandwiched the cover back on. Pressing it tight and put the screws back and voila!... works like a charm. The double thickness of the plastic and little extra pressure from folding the plastic over and opening it a bit was just enough pressure to solve the contact problem.

I expect some technicians will think this is kind of a *cheat* but from my experience with soldering - especially tiny stuff, I just did not feel comfortable with that option. Anyway hope it helps some other novices, it is a quick fix.

Artist3d, Still lovin my Canon G5

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I actually had exactly the same problem. It was caused by the display wire being loose. It's got two connections, one of them was loose. So I guess the ghosty images at the proper angles was being caused by the one connector that was hooked up. I just soldered the loose one on and it worked fine!

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