Alright, back-story. I was bored sometime during the weekend, and whilst looking at one of my negatives I had wondered if I could mess around with the polarising filter to mod it to positive. Before jumping in head first and buying the film, I decided to take it apart and reassemble it without going any work, just to make sure that I could actually take it apart and everything without breaking everything.
This went almost perfectly, except for the fact that I had lost a spring, the one that makes the buttons function (I also found out how it does that in the process, but that's a different story). Okay, slight bummer, I'll just open up another one that I don't use as often, and borrow said spring from that one now that I know where it is, and how absolutely minuscule it is. No problem there, the first one now works and the one I probably care least about needs a donor part. Off to everyone's favourite auction site I go, found a cheap donor pretty easily, and it arrived today.
Now firstly, the same part from the donor actually doesn't fit. Apparently these springs either vary in size between solar/non-solar models, or they decided to make them smaller in general at some point. *sigh* "Whatever, no big loss" I think, after putting my still non-functioning Mudman back together. Then when putting the donor back together I hear a tiny click, and see this:
I'll let you imagine my reaction.
And here's a closer look at the damage. Apparently at some point during this reassembly, there must've been something that caused a build-up of pressure on the left side for it to crack. Looking at the module, the side that cracked had popped open compared to the right side, as you can see below...
At this point, it's a write off unless anyone has a spare LCD/module knocking about. I suppose my question to any modders would be, have any of you had such a thing happen after tinkering around with a module? I'm happy to accept it as my fault, but it just seems so strange because I've done it before, several times, with nothing going wrong. I didn't have to force it together in an awkward position before it cracked, it just happened about an hour after I had it all back together.