Solution: Replace T-shaped curly LCD ribbon shipped from conics.net
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Submitted by Snappy on Thu, 2007-03-01 00:38.
The LCD ribbon cable arrived today and after a 5~7mins replacement surgery, my c1000 is back in business! Cool
Background: The c1000's LCD screen just turned white after flashing furiously one day. An autopsy revealed that the ribbon cable had a micro-fracture. Contacted Brett from Conics and confirmed the right parts via photo in email. Each ribbon is at a very reasonable 1500yen (US$12.56) with EMS shipping at 1500yen as well. Not taking chances, I got 2 ribbons + shipping coming up to 4500yen (US$37.68). I could have gone via normal mail (500yen) but decided to be done with it and have a spare for backup.
Shipping took just 2~3 days. Very good communications with Brett over the weekend to make sure it's the right part. Should have gotten my c1000 from them instead! Sadly, pricejapan from whom I got my c1000 didn't even reply to any of my queries of repair although my unit is still under warranty until June!
If I need to get anything in future, my wallet says conics! Eye-wink
PS: If I had sent in my c1000 to pricejapan for SHARP warranty, I think the shipping fees would probably have been 1.5 or 2 times the amount I paid for the 2 ribbons + shipping.
Oh, point to note ... those with the clam shells, should tighten the screens on the hinges as I noticed mine coming loose after these half year. I think the loose hinges could have inevitably caused the ribbons to have a micro fracture.
So tighten up those screws during your next oil change I say!