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Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:46 pm
by Dave Britten
I think opening the calculator to work on the keyboard response has taken its toll on the LCD ribbon cable. I'm getting very intermittent behavior from the screen (partial updates, blank/fading screen, etc.). I'm guessing I need to buy a new one, but I'm not an expert at sourcing components like this. Anybody know where I can order small quantities (i.e. 1-2) of the LCD used in the DM42? The actual installation will be a piece of cake if I can get the right part.

Re: Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:10 am
by ijabbott
It might not be the ribbon cable. It might be the connector. If so, buying a new LCD wouldn't help.

Re: Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:50 pm
by Dave Britten
The ribbon cable is definitely knackered in my case. That doesn't rule out an issue with the connector, of course, but I do know I need a new LCD assembly.

Re: Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:05 pm
by Dave Britten
UPDATE: Michael was able to sell me a new screen assembly. It only took me a few minutes to do the swap, and everything is working fine now. Hooray!

Re: Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:46 am
by MikeD
Try to do that with a TI or HP calculator! Yea Swiss Micros!

Re: Need a replacement LCD

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:47 pm
by Dave Britten
MikeD wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:46 am
Try to do that with a TI or HP calculator! Yea Swiss Micros!
No kidding! I'd probably still be trying to get it installed. :D I always appreciate user-serviceable electronics.