After years of good service, and undeserved beatings, I finally broke my Canon EOS M3 touch screen. The machine is good, I don’t really need more, but while I do have the external LCD viewfinder, many options are unreachable when you can’t get the touch interface to work.
But I didn’t really find a guide online. So with my minimalistic experience and a few tools I went for it anyway. It finally was pretty easy, so this is a dirty but practical guide that might help you.
A few facts:
1 — it will take you about 30 minutes from start to end
2 — you will need to find the spare part (e.g. on Ebay you will find one for a couple of bucks)
3 — you will need a micro cross screwdriver set (only one necessary, but you might as well get one of those mini kits for the same price, cheap, might serve you again, you never know)
4 — prepare some gaffer tape (or some non liquid strong removable glue), two or more relatively smooth and solid wooden toothpicks (will serve to unglue and disconnect without bruising parts) and wash your hands
The part to change:
My original cracked screen:
Where to start:
Hope this guide will help you make your M3 fully functional again!
Don’t hesitate to comment or propose enhancements.
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