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Old 11th November 2010
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Monitor Back Replacement - HOWTO

As I mentioned in another post, I've recently had my monitor LCD screen 'split'. The cause is that the internal lugs on the opening end of the rear part of the screen fail (they're just not substantial enough).

Rather than send the camera away, with the attendant high postage and labour cost, I decided to tackle the replacement of the screen back myself. The task proved to be trivial.

Parts Needed:
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Olympus E-3 - LCD Monitor Back Cover - VK605401. (6.50 from Luton Camera Repair Services. Unfortunately the postage of 3.50 inflates this cost, but hey, why not order a flash hotshoe cover and remote socket cap while you're at it - you've probably lost them anyway by now!)

Tools:
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1) Small Phillips screwdriver (eg Draper number 0). Get a decent quality branded make _don't_ get a set from a 'poundshop' - your camera deserves better!

2) Thin bladed pocket knife - eg the small blade of a 'Swiss Army' knife.

3) Forceps/tweezers (for handling the small screws).

4) Watchmaker's Eyeglass. This is optional, but a great help.

Procedure:
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1) Remove the two screws at the opening end of the monitor.

2) At the hinge end you will see two circular disks about 7mm diameter. Carefully prise them off using the tip of the knife blade. They are held with a soft self-adhesive and cover two screws. Set the disks to one side.

3) Remove the two screws exposed at (2).

4) The back will now be free and can be removed.

5) Remove the broken pieces of lug remaining from the old back.

6) Check joint faces for dirt and fit new back.

7) Fit screws and disks covering hinge side screws.

Job done!

Jim
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