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  1. Many thanks for your valued comments... Sony should be proud of the products that they produce for the joy of retired people like myself for instance, and other lovers of photography and not to design an adjustable LCD with a 'design fault' not a good advert in my view. There should be a sign saying 'use at your peril' as constant use will destroy the cables inside. Owners should not have to, as you say: use it connected to a external/computer/video/LED screen. Again I remind forum readers that when you reach the gateway in life of your mid-eighties this is the last thing you should have to worry about. Kind regards
  2. An excellent idea using it as a studio camera, it is a shame that these expensive cameras, are fitted with such flimsy ribbons. I was going to write an email to the CEO and express my frustration but I think that it would fall on deaf ears, but as I say 'nothing ventured etc' at least I would get it off my chest. Kind regards...
  3. Thanks for your comments. Disappointing that customers are left with design faults and problems generated at the Sony Factory, which really annoys this Old Codger. I am now stuck with a camera which contains a 'design fault' and is past warranty, and tough on the customer. Should be a recall by Sony to replace the ribbon, or at least help with the costings. Kind regards and Happy 4th July to yourself and fellow country folk.
  4. Many thanks for your valued comments. After removing and assembling my LCD screen I was disappointed to find that it did not bring my screen back to life, but in reality after I wrote to Sony in the Welsh Workshops, and sending pics as attachments of the parts, they very kindly said that the fault probably was the cable that was quite twisted, that was the likely fault. Which saddened me, as I thought that being a hinged LCD Screen they would have made the ribbon last a little longer that it has done. I have decided that I accept defeat and try and use the camera looking through the eyepiece, and as I wear glasses makes the viewing a little more tricky. Many thanks and kind regards...
  5. Many thanks for your valued comment about the concerns I have for the LCD Screen failing on my A77 M2. I will try to purchase a new ribbon and fit myself sometime in the future when I manage to save up enough money, here in Britain the cost of living as in many other countries of the world is rising to very high levels, and I have to invest accordingly. Just to remind you I am in my 80s and a retired bus driver so I can only reap what I sow. Kind regards
  6. Many thanks for your valued comment about the concerns I have for the LCD Screen failing on my A77 M2. Many thanks for your valued comment about the concerns I have for the LCD Screen failing on my A77 M2. I will try to purchase a new ribbon and fit myself sometime in the future when I manage to save up enough money, here in Britain the cost of living as in many other countries of the world is rising to very high levels, and I have to invest accordingly. Just to remind you I am in my 80s and a retired bus driver so I can only reap what I sow. Kind regards.
  7. Many thanks for your valued input. I have reached the point that one part of me is saying : I should have sent the camera to Sony's workshop in the first place, and then there is another thought of the fright of the 'final cost' at the end of the day. I think that it was not a good idea of Sony to have the screen 'hinged' as much as it was, very handy for my type of photography, but as I think this has twisted the ribbon and caused the fault where the ribbon connect to the camera body, which the picture I sent to Sony showed, also as Sony Workshops in Wales said which says that this has happened before, in my humble opinion this fault in design should have been a 'recall by Sony' to rectify before this major fault caused this failure. May I say that this is only the opinion of an 80+ year old customer but as we know these big companies are no longer as interested in their customers as in the olden days. Are you taking notes Sony? Kind regards to all.
  8. Morning Tadwill Thanks for your input. Update at the moment is that I purchased a new screen and followed the instructions on the video which was very straight forward, even for this 81 year old, thank you. Screen failed to function so I took pics and sent it to Sony in Wales an address I found in Google, and they we very kind and replied next day saying, looking at the pics it looked like the lead from the main body of the camera was faulty as it was twisted. I did use this screen in man positions while taking pics close to the ground so I think that this may have added to the problem, Sony would then say it looked overworked or similar reason for the screen failing in the first place. They advised that I sent all parts to them so that they could inspect and then quote a price. At the moment I just cannot find the will to send the camera to them to be told that it would, as first one company quoted a price of £300+. This 80odd year old does not have money to allocate to my hobby. Many thanks and kind regard to all.
  9. Many thanks for your input. Yes I have been trying UK sites to no avail, Sony wanted far too much money for this Old Codger. I am contemplating purchasing a Monitor fixed to a bracket and would come in much cheaper I think. Many tanks for your kindness.
  10. Many thanks for your input - The wording of the manual is for me, in my eighties, a little bit complex I must say to fully understand, never grow old. lol
  11. My LCD Screen has failed but I can still use the eyepiece ok, a bit of a struggle as I wear glasses. My question is : Would a Monitor work if I ran a cable direct from the Cameras HDLI out socket to a Monitor? Kind regards.
  12. Good morning, I wish to find the part numbers for my LCD Display on my ILCA 77M2 please. Any help would be gratefully received thank you. Robert
  13. xkaes many thanks for your input and comments. Very good point you have made thank you. I will proceed with caution as I have done in life over the eighty years but you cannot be to confident I have alway found. Kind regards.
  14. tadwil Many thanks for your input and very interesting comments of which I will look into with great interest. I find taking pics through the limited space given by the "eye-piece" rather awkward as I wear specs. I have sourced a replacement LCD Display screen from a company in Poland, so I will give it a try later when it arrives in mid-April. Working carefully I think that the LCD Screen is far enough away from the main boards of the camera, I should be OK but, if I do not feel confident enough while I am taking that part to bits then I will reassemble and call it a day. Looking at videos on the internet on this repair procedure it look manageable, only time will tell, and in the meantime I will look into your "kind suggestion". Kind regards...
  15. Good morning, The LCD Display screen has failed on my 2015 manufacture Sony A77 MKII and needs to be replaced. I have been given quotes from a variety of companies which amount to £250 plus VAT and would take roughly 6 weeks to complete the repair. Being an 82year old I think that it might just be worth giving it a try myself, but asking this Forum for advice on where I may purchase the parts as I cannot find any UK suppliers at this moment in time. Also has any other member undertaken the work of replacing a LCD Screen themselves. Kind regards Robert.
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