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SUBMITTED BY: Harry Rooster
How To Replace a Broken LCD
If you have a damaged LCD follow the steps below to repair this problem.
Note: The SD600 is very similar to the SD200, SD300 & SD400, so if you want to look at those to get an idea of what to do it is suggested
Step 1: Make sure that the LCD
is what is the problem and that by fixing this the camera will be like
new again. The best way to do this is to take the A/V cable that came
with the camera and plug it into the camera and TV (A/V slot on camera
found by the USB cable) [i didn't have a SD600 that was broken, so I took apart my the camera I use to demonstrate]
Step 2: Unscrew housing, keeping track of the screws. You should have a total of six (6) screws (2 from each side and 2 from the bottom)
Step 3: Separate the LCD/backlight unit from the whole camera. To do this there is a small screw on the top right of the LCD. There are also two clasps, one to the left of the LCD and one at the bottom left of the LCD. Do not lift the LCD/backlight yet...wait until the next step.
Step 5: Remove the ribbon for the backlight (located under the LCD/backlight unit.
Step 6: Remove the ribbon for the LCD (located on the front of the camera). After the ribbon is removed, tape a piece of paper no thicker than the ribbon itself and at least 5 inches long.
Step 9: Now get the new LCD. (information on how to get a new LCD can be found on the repair shop link). Attach it to the backlight, then attach the LCD ribbon to the strip of paper. Pull on the paper gently so that the ribbon now goes through completely. (be sure that you get no fingerprints on the back of the LCD or on the front of the backlight because they will remain there.
Step 10: Attach the LCD ribbon to the camera. Make sure it is FULLY inserted. Wipe off any fingerprints
Step 9: Replace the housing.
Step 10: Insert the battery and test to see if the LCD unit works.
[sorry about the blurry pictures, I usually am using the SD600 to take photos, but for obvious reasons I was unable to]
Congratulations, you did it!!!!
Didn't work? - If you only see white, this means that there is either a problem with the LCD unit you inserted, or that you failed to insert the ribbon fully. If you see an image, but is dark, then the backlight ribon was not replaced correctly or fully. If the camera doesn't power on, then you may have shorted a circuit, and failed to take the proper precautions as mentoined here.