Broken LCD Canon 400D

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  1. Guest

    Hi folks,

    I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    (the casing is OK).

    I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    - ouch! Is it possible to replace this myself? If so any pointers
    for instructions?

    Many thanks,
    Ian
    , Sep 4, 2008
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  2. Joel Guest

    "Dan" <> wrote:

    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    > (the casing is OK).
    >
    > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    > - ouch! Is it possible to replace this myself? If so any pointers
    > for instructions?
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > Ian
    >
    > Here's a pic of a replacement LCD for sale on eBay.
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320294094763 The price is
    > $50 and they ship worldwide (I know you're in the UK but hopefully that
    > gives you some idea of the cost). It looks like the part just has a press
    > fit connector. On the 40D the plastic cover attaches with some kind of
    > adhesive and has a gasket around it. Here's a link to refitting the LCD
    > cover on the 30D which is just held on with tape.
    > http://www.keithloh.com/drupal/replacing_30d_lcd_protector It all looks
    > relatively easy, avoiding getting dust in the camera body would be a
    > consideration though.
    >
    > HTH


    I haven't gotten the chance to break any of mine yet, but I have read
    about the LCD Glass replacement few years ago, and I believe it costs around
    $30-35 or so. So you are pretty close, and quite often eBay isn't the
    cheapest place.
    Joel, Sep 5, 2008
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  3. Joel Guest

    Joel <> wrote:

    > "Dan" <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > Hi folks,
    > >
    > > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    > > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    > > (the casing is OK).
    > >
    > > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    > > - ouch! Is it possible to replace this myself? If so any pointers
    > > for instructions?
    > >
    > > Many thanks,
    > > Ian
    > >
    > > Here's a pic of a replacement LCD for sale on eBay.
    > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320294094763 The price is
    > > $50 and they ship worldwide (I know you're in the UK but hopefully that
    > > gives you some idea of the cost). It looks like the part just has a press
    > > fit connector. On the 40D the plastic cover attaches with some kind of
    > > adhesive and has a gasket around it. Here's a link to refitting the LCD
    > > cover on the 30D which is just held on with tape.
    > > http://www.keithloh.com/drupal/replacing_30d_lcd_protector It all looks
    > > relatively easy, avoiding getting dust in the camera body would be a
    > > consideration though.
    > >
    > > HTH

    >
    > I haven't gotten the chance to break any of mine yet, but I have read
    > about the LCD Glass replacement few years ago, and I believe it costs around
    > $30-35 or so. So you are pretty close, and quite often eBay isn't the
    > cheapest place.


    Here is one of the old story

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=10852446
    Joel, Sep 5, 2008
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  4. Cats Guest

    On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    > (the casing is OK).
    >
    > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    > - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    > for instructions?


    I don't know which repair shop you tried - there is an excellent on in
    Edinburgh, JP Cameras, who might be able to help (http://
    www.jpcameras.co.uk/). BTW did the £150 include the new part or not?
    If it did I would say it's not such a bad price, and you are shifting
    the cost if anything goes wrong to the repair shop. I have used JP
    (not for what you need!) and they are excellent - it's a one-man shop,
    the service is excellent and obviously there isn't a problem with
    getting to talk to someone who knows what they are talking about. The
    shop is worth a visit as well. It's Dickensian in terms of the way
    stuff is filed everywhere!
    Cats, Sep 5, 2008
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  5. Cats Guest

    On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:

    > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    > (the casing is OK).
    >
    > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    > - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    > for instructions?



    PS hope you didn't hurt yourself, and would your household insurance
    cover this?
    Cats, Sep 5, 2008
    #5

  6. > On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    >
    >> I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    >> on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    >> (the casing is OK).
    >>
    >> I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    >> - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    >> for instructions?

    >


    >

    As long as the camera still works you can take a trip back in time and be
    excited to see what you have when you get home. I wish all cameras (mine
    doesn't) had a facility to turn off the screen, that would be a battery
    saver and a good test of your exposure assessing capabilities.
    The Royal Spam, Sep 5, 2008
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  7. Paul Furman Guest

    Re: |GG| Re: Broken LCD Canon 400D

    Cats wrote:
    > On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    >> Hi folks,
    >>
    >> I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    >> on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    >> (the casing is OK).
    >>
    >> I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    >> - ouch! Is it possible to replace this myself? If so any pointers
    >> for instructions?

    >
    > I don't know which repair shop you tried - there is an excellent on in
    > Edinburgh, JP Cameras, who might be able to help (http://
    > www.jpcameras.co.uk/). BTW did the £150 include the new part or not?
    > If it did I would say it's not such a bad price, and you are shifting
    > the cost if anything goes wrong to the repair shop. I have used JP
    > (not for what you need!) and they are excellent - it's a one-man shop,
    > the service is excellent and obviously there isn't a problem with
    > getting to talk to someone who knows what they are talking about. The
    > shop is worth a visit as well. It's Dickensian in terms of the way
    > stuff is filed everywhere!


    When I broke my Nikon D70, the LCD and connected back panel was intact
    so I sold it on craigslist for maybe under $50 & the buyer was
    successful in repairing his D70. To me it seemed a damned mess in there
    disassembling (more of a mess reassembling) but I guess I got that back
    panel off in one piece because it worked.

    --
    Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net
    www.baynatives.com

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    Paul Furman, Sep 6, 2008
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  8. Robert Coe Guest

    On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 00:10:05 -0700 (PDT), Cats <> wrote:
    : On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    :
    : > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    : > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    : > (the casing is OK).
    : >
    : > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    : > - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    : > for instructions?
    :
    :
    : PS hope you didn't hurt yourself, and would your household insurance
    : cover this?

    In the US the usual answer is that the camera is covered only if it was
    damaged in the house. To have it covered while you're using it away from home,
    you need a separate rider which costs extra. And the cost of the rider is a
    lot higher if you use the camera professionally. Presumably the insurance
    companies think that pros are harder on their equipment than amateurs are.

    Bob
    Robert Coe, Sep 7, 2008
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  9. tony cooper Guest

    On Sun, 07 Sep 2008 08:39:36 -0400, Robert Coe <> wrote:

    >On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 00:10:05 -0700 (PDT), Cats <> wrote:
    >: On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    >:
    >: > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    >: > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    >: > (the casing is OK).
    >: >
    >: > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    >: > - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    >: > for instructions?
    >:
    >:
    >: PS hope you didn't hurt yourself, and would your household insurance
    >: cover this?
    >
    >In the US the usual answer is that the camera is covered only if it was
    >damaged in the house. To have it covered while you're using it away from home,
    >you need a separate rider which costs extra. And the cost of the rider is a
    >lot higher if you use the camera professionally. Presumably the insurance
    >companies think that pros are harder on their equipment than amateurs are.
    >


    I don't think standard homeowner's or renter's insurance covers damage
    to any item if the damage is done by the policy owner regardless of
    where the damage takes place.

    If a burglar breaks your camera, it might be covered. If you break
    it, it won't be covered unless you have purchased a policy with a
    special clause to cover this.


    --
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
    tony cooper, Sep 7, 2008
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  10. Guest

    On Sep 5, 8:08 am, Cats <> wrote:
    > On Sep 4, 10:27 pm, wrote:
    >
    > > Hi folks,

    >
    > > I was up a mountain the other day, had a fall and now the LCD display
    > > on my Canon 400D is broken - i.e. big splodge of black and cracked
    > > (the casing is OK).

    >
    > > I phoned up a repair shop who said it would be at £150+VAT to replace
    > > - ouch!  Is it possible to replace this myself?  If so any pointers
    > > for instructions?

    >
    > I don't know which repair shop you tried - there is an excellent on in
    > Edinburgh, JP Cameras, who might be able to help  (http://www.jpcameras..co.uk/).  BTW did the £150 include the new part or not?
    > If it did I would say it's not such a bad price, and you are shifting
    > the cost if anything goes wrong to the repair shop.  I have used JP
    > (not for what you need!) and they are excellent - it's a one-man shop,
    > the service is excellent and obviously there isn't a problem with
    > getting to talk to someone who knows what they are talking about.  The
    > shop is worth a visit as well.  It's Dickensian in terms of the way
    > stuff is filed everywhere!


    Folks,

    Thanks very much for your replies... I'll see what can do myself the
    dust issue could be the main problem though.

    Cat, before I do that I'll check out that photography shop you
    mention. I'm actually in Edinburgh - did you know that?! No major
    injuries luckily, but it was a particularly tricky climb (Aonach
    Eagach)


    Thanks again,
    Ian
    , Sep 9, 2008
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