Question about Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera
My 14-year-old daughter dropped, then stepped on, her Canon SD500 digital camera (that she got for last Christmas!!!) Anyway the LCD screen is broken, it still takes pictures but we can't tell what the controls are set on, or how many pictures are left, etc., so I need to replace the LCD screen. Is this something I can do myself, (I am fairly handy with stuff and build computers) and if so, where would I get the parts and repair manual, or does anyone have an idea on how much it will cost to have a Canon-authorized repair done?
I would suggest reading the entire blog posting at http://www.wickedblog.com/2006/11/03/how-to-repair-cracked-andor-broken-canon-powershot-sd500-lcd-screen/ You should call Canon at 1-732-521-7230 to buy a new LCD screen - it costs only about $40 with shipping, and you can find instructions online to replace it. Cheapest and fastest way.
Posted on Apr 26, 2007
If you are fairly handy with meticulus stuff and very small and delicate equipment. It does noy seem inmpossible to fathom someone other than a tech Replacing the screen. Once the camera is apart you will find a flat usually brown plastic wire cable (braid) going to the circuit board. There will be a jack soldered to the board if you study it closely it has a part that slides and releases the braid. Pay careful attention to the direction on when placing in the new braid make sure the sliding part of the jack is pushed back because this is what holds the braid in place and pushes up against its contacts. As far as where to find a replacement screen Ebay can be of great use. Sometimes you can get another camera with something else wrong great for spare parts. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 03, 2006
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