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Frodo

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5DsR cracked rear screen
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:55:02 PM »
I took my 5DsR hiking over the Christmas break.  Most of the time it lived on by 24-105 in my Crumpler "4 million dollar home" over my shoulder and clipped to by backpack.  Once I scrambled up a slope with my camera on the strap over my neck and it hit a rock and cracked the cover over the rear LCD screen (see photo).  I doubt if an aftermarket screen protector would have prevented the damage, especially as it looks like the impact was from the side.

The display functions perfectly (and now that I am used to the crack, it doesn't bother me), but I have two questions:

- Is the protective cover user replaceable? 
That for the 5D2 was replaceable as there was an air gap between the cover and the LCD screen.  I think that changed in the 5D3.  I understand that the 5DsR has the same rear screen as the 5D3 (please correct me if I'm wrong).

- Will the crack be more vulnerable to water ingress?
I guess that if the cover is bonded to the actual screen and if the bonding material is not cracked (I presume it is more flexible), there should not be a problem.
I could apply an aftermarket screen protector, but I dislike them as they reduce clarity and contrast of the screen.

Thanks
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5DsR cracked rear screen
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:55:02 PM »

Mt Spokane Photography

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Re: 5DsR cracked rear screen
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 01:28:09 AM »
Unfortunately, the entire LCD screen must be replaced, they are a bonded assembly.  You can get cheap Chinese replacements.  The main reason to replace it is resale value, a $21 screen would subtract the several hundred dollars that Canon charges for replacement from the value of the camera.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LCD-Display-Screen-Canon-5DS-5DSR-Digital-Camera-Repair-Part/261510774222?hash=item3ce341bdce:g:KngAAOSwA3dYbMjX

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Re: 5DsR cracked rear screen
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 03:30:16 PM »
Thanks Mt Spokane, you are a veritable font of knowledge.
Yes, this is as I feared. I have ordered a Larmor screen protector to reduce the risk of water ingress and grime building up in the crack.
I won't replace the screen at this stage, but what is the display quality of the cheap Chinese screens?
If gear matters: 5DsR, 6D, M3, Samyang 14/2.8, EF 24-105/4, EF 35/2.0IS, EF 50/2.5 macro, EF 85/1.8, EF 200/2.8II, EF 400/5.6, EF-M 11-22/4-5.6, EF-M 18-55/3.5-5.6, EF-M 55-200/4.5-6.3, Ext 1.4x, Lifesize conv, Ext tube EF25, 270EX, Godox XPro-C, TT685-C and TT600

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Re: 5DsR cracked rear screen
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:04:07 PM »
Thanks Mt Spokane, you are a veritable font of knowledge.
Yes, this is as I feared. I have ordered a Larmor screen protector to reduce the risk of water ingress and grime building up in the crack.
I won't replace the screen at this stage, but what is the display quality of the cheap Chinese screens?

I've bought one for a point and shoot, It seemed fine, but I have no idea as to the quality for a 5DS.  I doubt if it would be noticable unless someone was really trying to spot a difference.  LCD screens are a commodity, Canon does not make theirs.

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Re: 5DsR cracked rear screen
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 09:04:07 PM »