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10-03-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Broken LCD Screen

Hey Guys,

I was picking up my K200d from the back seat of my car and it smacked right on my elbow...and broke the Glass Viewing Screen.

Does anyone have an idea of where I might find a replacement glass?

Thanks in advance,

Jordan

10-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Broken LCD display

Hi,
The best you can do is to send it back to Pentax, depending the guarantee status may cost you from 150 to 200 Euros to repair.
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10-03-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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I'd call Pentax and ask if they could quote you a price. Unless the actual LCD itself is broken, it's a matter of removing the display cover and gluing on a new one. I wouldn't think that would be that expensive.

However, if you broke the LCD as well, you probably have 2 options: use it as you would a film camera, or consider buying a new one. Normally repairs like that are expensive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by brofkand Quote
I'd call Pentax and ask if they could quote you a price. Unless the actual LCD itself is broken, it's a matter of removing the display cover and gluing on a new one. I wouldn't think that would be that expensive.

However, if you broke the LCD as well, you probably have 2 options: use it as you would a film camera, or consider buying a new one. Normally repairs like that are expensive.

Right, the LCD itself is not broken, just the cover. I guess I will call Pentax in the morning!

Thanks for the quick replies.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jordieb213 Quote
Hey Guys,

I was picking up my K200d from the back seat of my car and it smacked right on my elbow...and broke the Glass Viewing Screen.

Does anyone have an idea of where I might find a replacement glass?

Thanks in advance,

Jordan
The below is a copy and paste from another thread I wrote some time ago. You can just call Pentax and get the parts and do it yourself. If your not the type to do so, send it in. The repair should not be much at all.


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Do you use them for the rear 2.5 or 2.7 LCD?

If you use them do you use the thin plastic ones or the more permanent anti-shatter glass ones?

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Mike
I use to use good LCD protectors for my K20D. I managed even with the protector to get a very slight scratch (if I can even call it that). I also found a slight leak on the bottom of the K20Ds LCD cover. Thats the key folks the K20D and others LCDs already have a protective cover. The LCD rests on 4 foam strips that performs the weather-sealing. Many LCD covers have dust behind them, ever wonder how it got there when the LCD is sealed around the frame, it got through the two-way tape that holds the LCD cover on.

The pre-shaped double sided tape cost about .90cents, the cover about $1.80 from Pentax. Now tell me whats a better deal than that? And its super easy to replace. Just carefully and slightly heat up the tape area with a blow-dryer and gently pull up on one corner with a one inch suction cup, until its up enough to insert something gently and carefully to pull it up and swing it open like a door, then off. You clean off the old tape, clean the tape flange with alcohol (carefully not to drip any) apply the new two-way tape (take your time), make sure the LCD is clean of dust and apply your new cover. I can do the job in about 10 minuets or less with my K20D. In fact I ordered a few! Shipping was like $12 so I laughed with the Pentax parts lady and said heck may as well get my monies worth out of shipping so just send me two more of each. So now I have two backup covers and tape ready if this new one breaks or what-ever. You can't beat it. Super easy to install as the tape is not really that strong; look at the tape in the pics, look at how thin and small it is, there is hardly anything holding the cover down and its why dust many times is seen behind the cover, its not really for weather-sealing... but you want it tight I would say.

Would you know now I don't care about the LCD cover, I can't tell you if its scratched or not because I am not looking for it or worried. If there is one it must be small... the LCD cover and tape is around $2.70 plus shipping and some work, why put anything else on. Also as a side benefit you know you have a well sealed LCD cover. Also those covers are tough, it would take a sharp blow with a pointed object to crack the LCD cover enough to get to the LCD itself. And best of all, nothing looks as nice as the original cover Its there so you can't improve it by putting something on it. In fact the weight of glass on the cover could pull on the tape harder and make it not seal as well. There really is not much tape holding that cover down. All cameras I have looked into are made this way. IMO so the tech can quickly replace your cover, its known that the LCD cover is going to get marked up and so forth.

One show-stopper. You have to be a do it yourself handy guy/gal. If your not comfortable doing this don't. Its not that important. But again. You don't want to touch the LCD itself as its hard to clean, you don't want to put the sealing on wrong, or get liquid down on the LCD itself... so you have to know to use a q-tip when its needed...

BTW pulling off old LCD cover protectors can pull on the LCD cover... could happen, might be why mine developed a leak after a bit of time. I was replacing those covers every month or so... Again look at that tape. Now this may be boarder line alarmist but... just a thought about pulling off LCD protectors.

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hi from Spain

Hi from Spain, i have the same issue, a pentak k200d with the protective plastic of lcd broken, i ask on Spain and the sat of pentax say me that sell me the back cover full, with the plastic cover , not the lcd, only back cover and cost for me about 70€, i don´t know how many it in dollars but in Spain its much, much money for repair a simply cover plastic, i read the article, and i want know if anyone can say me how many cost to send it to Spain and help me, i can transfer the money by paypal, or say me the exact direction on internet of the sat of pentax that jamesm007 use for buy it.thanks and sorry for my english.
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