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Olympus E-PL1 LCD Screen Replacement

Aug 26th 2019

Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the LCD display screen on the back panel.


  • Push the gray tab down, using a spudger if necessary, and the battery will come out.
  • Failure to remove the battery prior to disassembly can result in harm.

Push the gray tab down, using a spudger if necessary, and the battery will come out.

  • There are a total of six screws that must be removed using the the #000 Philips screwdriver.
  • As per picture one: there is one 4.9 mm Philips head screw on the left side of the camera.
  • As per picture two: on the bottom of the camera, there are three 3.4 mm Philips head screws; these are located on the darker area of the case.
  • As per picture three: there are two 5.3 mm Philips head screws on the right side, one is beneath the USB cover.

There are a total of six screws that must be removed using the the #000 Philips screwdriver.

As per picture one: there is one 4.9 mm Philips head screw on the left side of the camera.

As per picture two: on the bottom of the camera, there are three 3.4 mm Philips head screws; these are located on the darker area of the case.

  • Open the case by peeling off the back panel.
  • Pull the case apart gently so that the ribbon connector will not tear.

Open the case by peeling off the back panel.

  • Disconnect the two ribbon cables as shown in picture one.
  • Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.
  • To disconnect a ribbon cable, use a spudger to lift the black tab then pull the ribbon out. This works the same for all ribbon cables.
  • Disconnect the two ribbon cables as shown in picture one.Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.
  • The back panel has now been removed.

The back panel has now been removed.

  • As per picture one: peel back the black strip.
  • As per picture two: peel back the Copper strip.
  • As per picture three: peel back the blue tape.As per picture one: peel back the black strip.As per picture two: peel back the Copper strip.As per picture three: peel back the blue tape.
  • There are four screws that need to be removed using the #000 Philips screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 3.4 mm screws on the silver panel.
  • Now remove the 4.3 mm screw located on the green board.

Remove the three 3.4 mm screws on the silver panel.

There are four screws that need to be removed using the #000 Philips screwdriver.

  • Lift out and remove the metal plating over the LCD screen.

Lift out and remove the metal plating  over the LCD screen.

  • Use a spudger to lift the brown lock tab.
  • Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.
  • Using tweezers, lift the ribbon cable from the brown lock tab.

Use a spudger to lift the brown lock tab.

Avoid using metal pry tools, as shown in the photo, on internal electronic components, as it can cause a short and damage the device. Use an ESD-safe tool such as a standard nylon spudger.

  • Lift out the LCD Screen.

Lift out the LCD Screen.



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