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DIY: How to Fix the Cracked Glass That Protects Your DSLR’s LCD Screen

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It’s never a good day when you crack the glass screen that’s protecting the LCD screen on your DSLR. Even if you’re careful with your gear and travel with a bag between locations, accidents happen.

That’s what happen to Instructables user coolscience.com, but instead of sending his camera in for repair, he decided to take the DIY approach and fix it himself. Fortunately for you, the steps he came up with ended up being both simple and cheap!

For only $20 in parts and 5 minutes time, coolscience.com shows you how to quickly and easily replace the cracked glass on the back of your DSLR

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The process is quite simple, considering the only tools you’ll need are a blow dryer (or heat gun if you’re fancy), a small suction cup and a piece of replacement glass for your specific camera, which you can find on Ebay or Amazon for between $10 and $20.

Once you have the needed materials, head over to the link below where coolscience will walk you step-by-step through the process. If you’re pretty good with the tools at hand, it shouldn’t take you much longer than a commercial break.

How to Fix a Cracked Screen on DSLR [via Instructables]


 
  • SDP

    Actually something useful.

    heres the link to all the steps on making this repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Canon-DSLR-LCD-Glass-Fix/?ALLSTEPS

  • MaxBangayvef

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  • http://www.observingtime.com/ agour

    Rather than getting ‘real’ parts off ebay, just ring canon and ask for your local repair facilities number. Then call them and ask to buy the part, that way you know you’re getting a genuine piece. I wouldn’t want to put a piece of cheap plastic over the LCD screen..

  • Alan Klughammer

    if they will sell one to you. I know some repair shops won’t sell parts for fear they will lose business.

  • Scott

    I wouldn’t doubt that they’d want an arm and a leg as well.

    If you’re shooting a $2000+ camera sure. If you’re shooting a Rebel or D3-5** series I’m betting the ebay part will work just fine :)

  • Arctic-Winds

    Replaced the screen on my 600D via ‘glass’ from Ebay without a problem. It survived a fair bit of battering too.

  • SlvrScoobie

    Wont work on newer canon cameras have the glass mounted directly to the LCD to improve the glare. But this does not allow you to replace the screen without the TFT.

  • zergkills

    love the iron-man blow dryer

  • http://www.observingtime.com/ agour

    The one near me is happy to sell parts at least

  • http://www.observingtime.com/ agour

    Canon parts wern’t expensive.. I think I paid about £20 for my genuine screen replacement.. ebay ones were like £13

  • Scott

    Ah cool stuff, I would have expected far higher prices. :)

    I wonder if Canon is using the same plastic and just reaping extra profit though? :D