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Projection display Purchased two units,both had display segment problems.On one, all segments were lit all of the time-had a display with four 8's. On the second unit, only several of the segments in each number were active-no full number would light. The clock worked fine. I gave up. Back it goes-again!!! unhappy

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To fix the projection display that is stuck with four 8's, hold down the hour and miute button at the same time. Keep the buttons pressed down while unplugging the power source then pluging it back it. I did this and the screen works like it did when I first got it.


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Can not change time zone on sharper image model lm521 projection clock

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AFTER installing fresh batteries, or removing and reinstalling the batteries:
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Homedics SS-4000 Clock Projection Display Problem

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To fix the projection display that is stuck with four 8's, hold down the hour and miute button at the same time. Keep the buttons pressed down while unplugging the power source then pluging it back it. I did this and the screen works like it did when I first got it.


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Nothing works on it.


I have a couple questions/comments:

You said the unit was "unresponsive" so I am assuming that none of the control buttons work in addition to the display showing faulty data.

If the buttons worked, meaning you could change radio stations but the display was not working, then this would tell me that your display had failed.

However, if the buttons do not work, then this tells me that the microprocessor has failed because its not accepting any commands from the buttons. The microprocessor also sends information to the display. So, that fact that you are having two problems; buttons won't work & bad data on tha display indicate a microprocessor problem.

There is a possibilty that the problem could be cause by a problem in the power supply section. Perhaps one of the voltages is missing. I always start at the power supply and if ok, go from there.

The question you need to consider is if its worth having it repaired rather than going out and purchasing a new unit.

Yes, it can be repaired but you will need to take it to a service center and you will need to consider the expense in having it fixed.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good luck!

- Jim

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