It (literally) hurts!

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jazzroy1972
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It (literally) hurts!
May 29, 2011

it happened..

after the obvious hour of anger and despair I changed my mind to find a solution.

it seems that the problem is only the glass protecting the LCD, so now I'm trying to find a online seller for spare parts, anyone has suggestions?

anaksatawo
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Re: It (literally) hurts!
In reply to jazzroy1972, May 29, 2011

i cringed at the sight of the LCD like that. how did it come to this?

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loakie
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jazzroy1972
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In reply to anaksatawo, May 30, 2011

Thanks for the replies!

How it happened? The shoulder strap hooked a handle and the camera fell on the corner of a metal drawer

The links are really interesting!

I didn't know there was a thick layer covering the lcd glass.
I think I have to rip it to check if it's there the problem.

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parallaxproblem
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In reply to jazzroy1972, May 30, 2011

jazzroy1972 wrote:

Thanks for the replies!

How it happened? The shoulder strap hooked a handle and the camera fell on the corner of a metal drawer

The links are really interesting!

I didn't know there was a thick layer covering the lcd glass.
I think I have to rip it to check if it's there the problem.

The layer covering the lcd glass in the item is not thick - it is basically just an anti-glare film

The sad news is that your LCD itself is certainly damaged as the 'black' areas on the display prove. You have to decide if the camera is still useable with the LCD in this state. If not then the only source of spare parts is almost certainly Sony themselves

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings

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John Bean (UK)
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In reply to jazzroy1972, May 30, 2011

jazzroy1972 wrote:

How it happened? The shoulder strap hooked a handle and the camera fell on the corner of a metal drawer

That's my number two reason for disliking neck straps. I've never used one since I damaged a camera back in the 1970s in exactly the same way, catching it on a door handle.

My number one reason is that having fallen while out walking (several times) I've never liked the thought of the neck strap catching something during the fall and becoming a noose. Cameras can be repaired or replaced...

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Alupang
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Re: It (literally) hurts!
In reply to John Bean (UK), May 30, 2011

Whoa...never thought of that. Should have a 50lb circuit breaker or something...yikes.

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jazzroy1972
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In reply to Alupang, May 30, 2011

Probably the top layer is not the problem, but the display is ok (all the led pixels work perfectly, the broken part is the glass on top of them)

the cranks on the glass look dark but that's just an effect of the diffractions.

anyway the link to the display shop is good, 50 $ to change it with an original one seem a good price (considering the 20$ of the top layer only - not original!).

I think I will order it and wait patiently, here in Italy products from china take more than a month to arrive!

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Re: It (literally) hurts!
In reply to jazzroy1972, May 31, 2011

In the mean time might be worth seeing how much Sony might charge to get it fixed and how long it'll take you. Always good to know.

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GarageBoy
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In reply to John Bean (UK), Jun 1, 2011

That's why you NEVER let your camera strap dangle- wrap it around the camera

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