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Re: [TenTec] Anyone recently replace an Orion 565 LCD?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Anyone recently replace an Orion 565 LCD?
From: "Vic Klein" <vhklein@ptd.net>
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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:05:39 -0500
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Had a conversation with Paul Clinton at TT last fall regarding the "Blue
Screen". He indicated that neither the Jupiter nor the Omni VII screens will
fit the Orion, but that they were currently using a different screen for
replacements than what was OEM. The following note explains this further:

Dear Vic:

We have a replacement blue screen with white letters. The quality of this
blue screen is not as good as the original but this screen is all that is
available on the world market. Only problem is that there is a slight jitter
in the white letters at some viewing angles. We want to emphasize that this
is not an upgrade but a replacement for the other screen.

Paul R. Clinton
Service Manager

From: Ralph Matheny K8RYU <mathenyr@marietta.edu>
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Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:18:48 -0500 (EST)
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Replaced mine about a year ago.  However.....since that time when I
first turn the radio on, the screen is dim and re-adjusts over a 
few minutes.  I've not explored the problem, and I wonder if that
rather minor problem is a result of the change in display boards 
or if I need to make further repairs.

Please advise me if the "warm up" part of the deal.  I would comment that
the new display is MUCH sharper then the original black and white and
is really easy to read.  As I was warned, however, there is some 
flicker, which is much more severe if you use the white background.

Overall, it's a good fix, and just took me about an hour or so to
do it with the directions that TT sent along.

73  de K8RYU

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