I've had my trusty Olympus C-8080 for some time now, and its still a great camera. But it has been "archived" and is no longer in productions as far as the camera or the parts go. I am no photography buff like I am sure many of those here on this forum are, and I have spent several days on and off over the past month looking for any inkling of ability to find parts for my camera. I can do the work myself, thats not the issue. Its finding the part I need so I can replace the broken with the working.
What I need is an LCD view finder screen, as the one on the camera was damaged and unrepairable. However I can't find any places that sell the parts directly. I know they are "specialty" at this point, seeing as they aren't just available.
But all places I have found and or talked to insist I send them the camera and they will order the part and they will do the work and they will charge me 400+ dollars for it all (from the sounds of it) Which if I am going to drop $400 on repairs then Im just gonna end up throwin down a couple hundred extra for a Canon EOS Rebel or something. Or maybe a Nikon D3200? I dunno. Either way its like I said I like my camera, I don't want to replace it, I'd rather find the screen buy it and replace it myself.
So with that I guess my ultimate question is two fold. One, does anyone know where I can find the screen? I can't find them on eBay. Two. Does anyone know what parts are compatible with the C-8080 from maybe another olympus or aftermarket part company? That I can maybe find one of those and use it instead? Example, is there another Olympus or 10 out there that use the same size/shape LCD for the display, that is still active on the market?