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April 2011

Replacing NEX LCD cover glass

12 comments to Replacing NEX LCD cover glass

  • I had the same problem and read another article on how to fix it which is basically the same fix as what you did and I uploaded a video on youtube fixing it. I was a bit scared I didn’t want to damage my camera (haha) but it was pretty simple to do.
    I did the video since it kinda helps ease the mind to see it actually being done and how simple it can be, your article is awesome by the way.
    Here’s a link to the video if anyone is interested


    My user name is eviltig on youtube if the link does not work and the title is “Sony nex-5 LCD screen fix replacement of outer layer ” if the link doesn’t work it should be easy enough to find by searching

  • serch

    Hi there mine got scratches like that but I was wondering if you know if sony warranty covers this type of issues?. I called and they told me they couldn’t tell me for sure so I was wondering what should I do, thanks in advance.

    • Tell your national Sony office/agent that the surface of the LCD is delaminating and showing excessive markings without having been used heavily. They must know the problem by now and if it’s a warranty repair, they will no doubt offer that. I say this because a failing like this seems to be a manufacturing fault, not normal wear and tear.

  • IanBeale

    “An air-blaster was used to ensure no dust was trapped between the new cover and the ‘naked’ camera screen”

    Is this air blaster essential? Am I likely to encounter any issues with not blasting my camera?

    Decent write-up by the way mate.

    • Well, you need an air blaster – a rocket blower, big bulb filtered clean air blower-brush with no brush, get them at all camera shops – to keep your NEX sensor free from dust if any dust gets to it. I have three of them, I use one in the studio for blasting dust off subjects, one in my office for blowing biscuit crumbs off the Mac keyboard… and one in the travelling cmera kit, for dealing with dust without using wipes or brushes. If you trap dust, it will annoy you. It will not do any harm though.

  • nycebo

    Would this in any way impact the ability of the Nex-5N’s touchscreen to function properly?

    • I can’t test a 5n, but I have just tested an HTC phone touch screen with a spare glass protector held on to it. It does not work. Putting the glass and air layer above the screen blocks the touch operation completely.

  • lunkan

    Bought the NEX-5 camera for my daughter last april and it already have multiple scratches on the screen.

    Browsing around internet led me here and I am a bit curious about this changing of the screen.

    I feel a bit uncomfortable changing it and was wondering if you perhaps could explain more “in depth”. Kind of step by step. That would probably get my “over the edge”, finally having the courage to change the glass.

    • admin

      You simply peel the plastic film off the screen, slowly and while ensuring you do not put any strain on the mounting. Then you place the glass screen in position. That’s all there is to it. You may need a knife edge to lift a corner of the film if it has not already lifted, and it is better to work with it slightly warm not very cold.

  • dman

    did the ambient light sensor still work on the nex-5?

    • admin

      The glass has a hole for the sensor. I have never found it much use anyway except to prevent a too-bright image in darkness. But yes, the glass is made to allow the sensor to keep working.

  • The GGS glass I fitted on my A700 after it being featured here was certainly among the best utility investments – excellent protection, optical quality and no hassle with those thin plastic sheet protectors that start to degrade on the corners as soon as you have applied them.

    So it’s good to hear that a deficit in the NEXes can be repaired so easily. It just leaves me pondering the question why this was not foreseen by the manufacturer…