Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Canon PowerShot SD870 LCD screen replacement

The screen on this camera developed a black spot when it was left in the glove compartment of a car. I've had this happen to me before when I had a camera screen pressed against another object in my backpack for a long time during a hike. High heat might also have something to do with it. I got a new LCD screen online for $50 and swapped it out.




5 comments:

Khoa Lam said...

the damage looks like a clean circle... eclipse!

Mark D'Angelo said...

Nice! Kudos to the clean presentation of the photo set.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm there right now, except with 3 big circles...where did you get the parts and pieces???

Thanks!!

-Rich

Khang said...

Hi Rich, I got the replacement screen on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CANON-SD870-LCD-SCREEN-REPLACEMENT-PART-SD770IS-/310323845582

Poindextrose said...

Khang... your friends are RIGHT! ;)

Thank you for this post, especially the dissassembled pieces laid out so brilliantly. The way you presented it is FAR more helpful than those who post photos of someone turning a screw. (I never got that....)

I'll mention 2 things that helped me:
1) I did NOT have to disconnect the backlight.
2) The trick to removing the LCD screen ribbon cable was to pry up the black connector. It required a little more effort than I felt comfortable with but once it released it popped straight up. THEN the rest was a breeze.

Oh. And one more tidbit to those who may attempt this repair: Don't drop any screws. They're really, REALLY hard to find. ;)

(I have a Canon PowerShot SD870 IS and I used the eBay link Khang provided to order the replacement screen.)

Kudos all around, Khang!!