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Flat Cable Info.

Thanks for your reply on my LCD problem. I took apart the camera and located the flat cable which is, as you noted, broken(ie.snapped). it would be great if you could supply me with the necessary information(part number etc) so i can find and replace it. Thanks a mil. :) The camcorder model is a Samsung VPD 351

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  • Ella Murphy Jul 09, 2007

    Thanks for your help. I got onto the site you recommended but unfortunately they only supply parts to the models sold in the USA-Which unfortunately does't include the model I have. Do you know of any other site that might have info on them? Thanks. :)

  • Ella Murphy Jul 10, 2007

    I live in Ireland and I bought the camcorder in Argos.

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What country are you in? And where did you buy the camcorder from?

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Best thing for you to do, would be to contact Samsung, and give them a complete description of what flat cable you need to replace. Do not just say flat cable as there are several flat cables in this camcorder. Good Luck http://www.samsungparts.com/customerservices/contactus.asp

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2007

    Try this one. This is in Ireland http://www.samsung.com/ie/support/index....

    The contact number and e-mail is on this page.

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