Lcd Display

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  1. mporto

    mporto New Member

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    Can anyone advise me why my LCD time/temp clock and my LDC tiptronic gear display have faded?

    CLK 320 E - YEAR 2000

    Advice and a fix if known appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. spadams

    spadams New Member

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    Has anyone got an idea on this, I have the same problem with my E220 (51)?
     
  3. clegsr

    clegsr Active Member

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    Has it faded or are segments missing from the display?
     
  4. IanT

    IanT Active Member

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    Is it as simple as the backlight bulbs have failed?

    Ian.
     
  5. PeterE320Cdi

    PeterE320Cdi Active Member

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  6. IanT

    IanT Active Member

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    In which case I apologise - I had assumed the fading was of the whole display, rather than individual segments.

    I had the segment problem on my W210 in the gearshift position / clock display and repaired it by reterminating the ribbon cable. A very fiddly job!

    Ian.
     
  7. PeterE320Cdi

    PeterE320Cdi Active Member

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    Hi Ian,

    How did you reterminate the ribbon cable?

    I wondered if this was possible as I thought it would be a neater solution but was not sure how the connections are fixed.

    Cheers, Peter.
     
  8. IanT

    IanT Active Member

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    Bit of a bodge really - on mine it was a thin papery plastic membrane with the tracks printed onto it. I simply cut it a bit shorter and gently peeled the protective plastic back a few millimetres and rubbed the glue away before lightly scratching the tracks to liven them up a bit. Effective, but very fiddly.

    I took the view that there were stripes missing across the dot matrix part of the gearshift display and segments failed in the clock. A new instrument cluster was obviously expensive and so I wondered if the old trick for repairing Sinclair ZX Spectrum rubber keyboards would work on those.

    Ian.
     
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