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Repair of cracked LCD?

Caught my camera (in case) in car door. Thought little of it,but later discovered that I had cracked the LCD. No longer displays anything but a bit of purple and white. Can the LCD be replaced or repaired? What is the process? What is the cost (ballpark)? Thanks, Philips

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The LCD is easily replaced, but the part is expensive. Most independent shops could replace it for around $120 parts and labor. Olympus factory price is between $134 and $174 depending on any other damage.

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