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My barely used Acutrac 22 Pro screen is blank
Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:38 PM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:21 PM
Disconnect battery first.! Also this could apply to any device with a screen like this or even your LCD/Plasma TV.
Most likely it is the connection for the screen cable is loose or dirty at the connector. This is a plastic film type cable with the connections on one side. These connections become loose so simply loosen clean off and push it back in. You always have to be careful disconnecting them because they have some kind of locking mechanism that holds the film cable in place. The connector on mine you have to pull the brown colored latch from the sides to make it loose, it will stay hooked to the connector on the board. When the cable is fully pushed in then push the brown latch back in to hold it. It should not pull out with a slight tug. Some connections like this have a latch that spans over the film cable that you lift up to free the cable and push back down when done.
This applies to the Acutrac 22 MKII Pro, just not sure about other models. You will find the screws under the label on the acutrac in the same place as the ones in the back. Just pull the sticker label back until you see the screws, no need to remove whole sticker. When you get the top side open there is a plastic piece that holds the buttons and protects the actual screen. You are going to have to lift the foam the screen is mounted on from the circuit board side and reglue somehow when you are done. This will make it easier to get to the plug. The plastic piece that holds the screen should hold it in place when you put back together though.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:33 PM
Only problem is on the non-MKII, the little red and yellow rubber buttons come off easily and have to be repositioned when you reassemble it. Could be easily lost.
Yes the screen was working last night when I attached the charger.
I have a mind to just send it back to them. If they repair or replace it, fine. If not, it's their brick to play with.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:58 PM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:45 PM
Edited by tkrandall, 02 August 2011 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:44 PM
Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:24 PM