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How difficult is it to replace an LCD screen on an Olympus Pen EP-3

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cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
19 Jan 2021 1:31PM
Hi everyone... have seen an EP-3 for sale at a good price but the LCD doesn't work or is erratic. eBay sell replacement LCDs for around 20-30.

Has anyone replaced one? Is it a complicated process?

Regards Jeff
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2021 10:09PM
I have no first hand knowledge of this but, as a professional electronics engineer, I thought about converting my spare DSLR to Infrared as it would be significantly cheaper than paying an expert company. Having investigated what had to be done and how, I concluded that I was capable of doing the conversion. However, it did require some skill and I reckoned that I could do a really good job by the 5th conversion. Wisely I sent my camera to the experts who guaranteed to get it right first time which they did.

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cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
19 Jan 2021 10:44PM
Thanks Dave...I found a YouTube video and although it didn't look too difficult I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. Incidentally I found a company online who do camera repairs. They quoted 84 to provide the parts, labour and postage, which sounded quite reasonable. On balance I've found an EP-3 at a comparable price and have ordered it. Another toy to play with 😀
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16 1.1k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2021 8:11PM
I changed the LCD on a canon 700D, it cost me 20 off eBay. Its a swivelling screen, I sat with a light up magnifying glass and a set of jewellers screwdrivers. I managed to do it in about twenty minutes, was very fiddly to do though. Has worked perfectly ever since.
Having done it I would attempt it again
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19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2021 8:40PM
Thanks Mike...I don't have the concentration 😁


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