In this instructable I show how to replace a cracked LCD in a Sony Cybershot DSC-W50 digital camera with a new one purchased online.
The instructable broken down into the following steps:
1. Tools & Parts
2. Casing Disassembly
3. Removal of Broken LCD
4. Installation of New LCD
5. Casing Reassembly
6. Testing / Conclusion
Step 1: Tools & Parts
- Sony DSC-W50 digital camera with broken (cracked) LCD
- replacement LCD
- Small (precision / jeweller's) Phillips screwdriver
- Small flathead screwdriver or other precision prying tool
- Tweezers or other precision grasping tool (optional)
New LCDs fitting the DSC-W50 camera can be purchased online used or new from several sources, although I would be hesitant about buying a replacement part used (such as off ebay).
I purchased my replacement LCD at darntoothysam as all their camera parts are factory new. There are other retailers which offer replacement parts though considerable research may be required.
I believe that the LCD is identical for W models 5, 7, 50 and 70, though don't hold me to this. As always, Google is your friend.