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Fixing the Mustek DV5300SE no cost repair
February 20, 2010, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Clearing up Things, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , ,

If you have a Mustek DV5300SE multifunction camera, and the screen is lit, but no picture is displayed, this might help you. If your screen is cracked this might not help. I am going to call this another ‘Redneck Repair.

Let me say first off, this was a cheap-o camera, one that was meant for kids. But because I was cheap, I did not want to throw it away, so I decided to open it up. Wow! really cheap electronics – what a surprise. Again, I have no experience in micro electronics or camera repair. Well nothing smelt burnt or looked fried. So I put it back together. The hardest part was placing the selection dial and power button correctly.

After it was reassembled, I did the following:

  1. Remove the two hidden screws on the edge of the camcorder screen. These were hard to access.
  2. Use a very small flat-headed screwdriver, and gently pry the two parts apart. This can be risky because of the extra thin wires and glass display.
  3. Rotate the mirrored piece that the screen is attached to, so that the mirrored side is lying flat on the camera. This will make the screen easy to work with. Using the screwdriver, pull the metal copper tab off of the corner of the screen. Make sure not to move the three pieces of film behind the screen.
  4. Remove the two screws holding the circuit to the plastic piece, and gently pull the circuit forward.
  5. Unplug the switch connector on the corner of the circuit, –this is one problem I found, the switch was shorted out, you don’t need this switch, so I pulled it out. (This switch rotated the picture when the screen was turned to the front.)
  6. Using a screwdriver gently pry open the ribbon cable tab on the bottom circuit.  –This is where the second problem occurred, the LCD screen ribbon cable was disconnected, just a cheap connector. Plug it back in, and close the tab. Make sure the contacts match up.
  7. Plug the other ribbon cable back in, and if you want the switch, plug that back in also.
  8. Screw the board back into the housing.
  9. Reattach the copper tab on the corner.
  10. Line the Hinge piece back to the holder.
  11. Snap the pieces together.
  12. Insert the two screws.
  13. Get a icy-cold beverage.
  14. Get the fire extinguisher.
  15. Put batteries in and test.

If it works, shout to GOD in praise. Then leave a positive comment.

If it did not work, please don’t leave hate comments.

If this worked on another model or brand, leave a comment about that.

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