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My C. Crane Radio's LCD Display is Failing

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by W. Watson, Sep 15, 2006.

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  1. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Anyone ever replace the LCD display on such a radio (subject)? I would think
    it would be easy if one knew the replacement part. C. Crane will do it for
    $25 if I send it in. I don't really want to be without the radio for long,
    but maybe it's the easiest way.

    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
    --

    "I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail,
    not to scorn human actions, but to understand them."
    -—Baruch Spinoza

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  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Mr. Watson. Most of them are trivially easy the second time. It's
    the first time that you ride the learning curve.

    You might want to call their service department and ask. Also, you
    might want to try sci.electronics.repair. Possibly someone there has
    done it -- I haven't.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  3. As someone said, sci.electronics.repair is the proper newsgroup.

    But $25 doesn't seem like all that much to do it. I've never seen
    the radio up close, but it seems like a lot of LCD displays are not
    generic, they have something unique to the radio. And if that's the
    case here, then getting the part will not be easy for a single individual.
    You'll have to get it directly from the manufacturer. And they may
    not want to deal in single quantities.

    Since it is a C. Crane radio, ask them if they'll sell you the part without
    doing the repair. If they say no, then you may have little choice but
    to pay them the money (which again does not seem unreasonable).

    Take note that it might be something far simpler. If there's a bad
    connection, that would make the display flaky too.

    Michael
     
  4. Seems a good deal - I assume there is some warranty that way.
     

  5. Ask on about it. There are some radios with
    a fairly high failure rate on their LCD displays.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  6. Go ahead and send it in. You can play with your telescope until it
    comes back. :)
     
  7. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Actually, the LCD failed about 5 months ago. I'm finally getting around to
    the LCD. It's possibly my telescope that has kept me from dealing with the
    LCD. :)

    Thanks for the responses above. I've been overwhelmed of late with other
    matters, so am just getting back to this. Yes, sci.electronics. Somehow I
    missed that. My NG list is not easy to order properly.


    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
    --

    "I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail,
    not to scorn human actions, but to understand them."
    -—Baruch Spinoza

    Web Page: <home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews>
     
  8. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    Back again. This is still a back burner issue with me. I meant
    sci.electronics.repair above. Surprisingly, I posted there but got zero
    responses. I think I'll just be sending the whole device back. [Of course,
    I'll probably open it up and see see what's really inside :) Curiosity, of
    course. ]

    Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
    (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT-8 hr std. time)
    Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet
    --

    "I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up but,
    it wouldn't make any difference." -- Steven Wright

    Web Page: <home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews>
     
  9. rv31rv

    rv31rv Guest

    W.,
    Look to see if the display just lays into a socket or on some contacts.
    If it does, take it out & clean the contacts with a clean eraser and
    reassemble. I had a Fluke 79II multimeter that did this & after the
    cleaning, the contrast returned to good as or better than new.
    Bob
     
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