Another first for me, but only with the help of ‘youtube’. In Michigan I broke our new Nikon digital camera. I destroyed the LCD display on the back, I cracked it good. I had already crossed it off then I decided to look it up on the net.
To my surprise, there was a ‘youtube’ video showing exactly how to to it. It only took a new part and less than an hour with a small Philips screw driver. Now many times I will take a chance on fixing something that if I fail I have lost very little.
So a search for the part resulted in a few of the LCD screens. I ordered one for around $20. Better than near $100 for a replacement.
Tonight I watched the video again. I removed 6 screws. I had to pry the sucker apart with my pocket knife, but it took very little pressure. Using my fingernail I loosened a connector and the screen came out. I simply slipped the new connector in, flipped the little lock with my finger nail, reinstalled the screws and batteries and ‘Voila’ we have our camera back.
(You can see the cracks in the old one. I have a small screw driver pointing to the paper thin connector)
I could not have done this without someone taking the time to make a video as they performed the ‘surgery’. So in the last few years I have looked many things up on ‘youtube. Installing trailer hitches on cars, fixing washing machines (3-4 of them), Steps on the motor home, and some more. All of them have been easy to follow and save me many $ at the same time.
That got me to wondering, our Jean, here on Blogger has added storage and I think changed her hard drive, I wonder, did she use youtube?
Thanks for stopping by. Have you repaired anything with the help of the internet?
You never know what you can do, until you try.
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