Firstly, THANK YOU to the readers who sent batteries for my camera from my wishlist! Much appreciated!
Continued from… HERE.
We rejoin our adventure into camera repair after a break while we awaited the arrival of parts from China.
I was reviving a Canon Powershot camera which I figured has a faulty screen, thus making it pretty much a paperweight, for practical use purposes. It worked, but without a screen to see what you were aiming at, etc. Well. I had explored repair options and figured that it wouldn’t be time or cost effective. Hence I searched up the replacement screen, found one on Ebay and got to it.
Got to it… successfully, I might add, except for in the final stretch, I broke something. I tore a fragile connector ribbon that linked the control knob at the top. Not good.
Another hunt for parts ensued. Aliexpress.
Once I got a good look at this, I hunted some down online.
I ordered three of these little buggers in case I broke another. The Chinese said that they would arrive by 23 Sept, which is within acceptable parameters in view of my upcoming sojourn in Rome during October. However, they came early!
I put everything in place, with the new connector and tightened it down.
I bless the man who thought of making magnetic screwdrivers. These screws are really small. Always plan on where you are going to put them when you take things apart.
Now… how to get that tiny tab into its slot?
It took me about a half hour, but I got it. It was… truly vexing.
Mostly reassembled, time to test.
The screen cost about $30 and three connectors $7 with shipping.
I now have a functioning 20 Mpixel camera again with a good optical and digital zoom.
Speaking of DYI….
… when you GO TO CONFESSION, follow tip #8 in Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession. This is important. You can avoid this by using tip #1 and tip #5.