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The Backlit LCD has intermittent problems

1) The LCD characters will flash intermittently, Some characters are missing, and then they are okay. It occurs any time. When just turning on the unit or when operating it for a while.

2) The orange backlit display has an intermittent 4 vertical bars of less brightness. This may or may not occur when I have problem #1 above.

The Power on Led is always lit up and the audio functions fine. I think it could be one of two issues. The LCD display module, or the powers supply to the display module might have a problem. If I knew which module was used, I could swap it out and see if that solves the problem. If that doesn't work, I would know it wasn't the module, and that would leave either an LCD module power supply problem or a wiring harness/connector problem at either end of the harness.

Does anyone know where I can find the LCD model number and MFG of the LCD display module?

Normally, I would open it up, to find this part, but I have three of them (lots of nice features) and I noticed that the screws that hold the case together are fastened to plastic only. You don't want to open and close the case too many times.

The reason I took the case apart, is that I noticed that two of the boomboxes would easily blow their fuses. After replacing the fuses, I noticed that this boombox was NOT designed for repeated assembly/disassembly to replace the fuse. If I glued the screws or case back I wouldn't be able to open it again with having to cut through the glued parts. So I designed a fix for it. I didn't want to ruin the looks of the boombox, so I made "dummy batteries" which I could use to replace the regular batteries. This boom box EATS UP BATTERIES. So when I am portable, I can use batteries as long as I bring along some replacement spares. When I find a good AC outlet, I remove the REAL batteries and replace with the dummy batteries. It is really not a hassle since I have to take along back up batteries anyway. The dummy batteries are actually double the regular size. They are made of Acrylic plastic and the electrical contacts are soldered to a 22 gauge flat power lead that easily fits through the battery cover. The other end of tghe lead is a polarized D connector that mates with a simlar connector I made for the DC power supply.

BOTTOM LINE , it looks great and works great and I don't have to keep replacing the fuse inside the boombox. As I say, everytime the fuse goes out its a big hassle and difficult to reassemble because of the cheap plastic mounts for the screws. I also replaced the DC wall adapter power supply with a 1 amp regulated switching supply at about the same size and same functionality. Sony needs to redesign the unit so you could easily replace the fuse. Also they need to forget that cheap DC wall adapter PS and replace it with a quality regulated switching supply. I tested the supplied SONY supplies and they are not properly regulated. I also found that the AC outlet spade connectors have a poorly designed connection internal to the wall adapter device. They would have only needed to spend a dollar to fix this!

The Fuse NEVER burns out. I just need to troubleshoot the issue with the LCD module.

My wife teaches music and she loves these boom boxes. They are portable and one MP3 CD can hold hundreds of songs, in that way you don't have to keep replacing normal CD's .

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  • Floordog Sep 06, 2008

    Other then these annoyances, its a great little boombox.

  • Floordog Sep 06, 2008

    Any suggestions?

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