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Blank infoglobe The infoglobe on my ol3020 has stopped showing any displays and only makes a noise. I tried unplugging & reconnecting and I tried using the left button to turn off & on. Nothing works. A few times I got it to work by turning it upside down but that doesn't help anymore. It's three years old. Is there a solution?

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  • firebelcher Nov 28, 2007

    The display will not light up

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    the globe rotates for a short time and then goes off

  • darli Jan 01, 2008

    Mine has the same, it left unplugged for few months, and I plugged it again and it keep rolling but no light display.
    Darli

  • simon56 Mar 16, 2008

    the unit only displays OLYMPIA INFOGLOBE and the Motor speed and Demonstration mode but that is it. It has been fine until the time change. Non of the buttons do anything but shut it off. It also shows caller ID and thats it

  • Russ Perkins May 14, 2008

    No display...changed batteries...still doesn't work. One poster said to take it apart - which I did - and bend the metal tabs up. I took the globe off, and I'm not sure if he meant the "L" shaped spinning circuit board, or if I was supposed to go further into the globe. Any ideas?

  • pat_jane May 19, 2008

    i have had my globe for about 3yrs, it has been reading low battery for about 6 months before i unplugged it as i went totally cell. as it still worked when i unplugged the globe, i just took it to my mothers house as she is the only one i know who still has a land line phone, and when i set it all up and put new batteries in, all it did was make noise without any display, she left it plugged in all night and in the morning she said it read february 14th, 2004, with 2 new messages, then it went blank and just noise since. it has been 3 days now.

  • shakinChevy May 11, 2010

    I have a OLY-OL3000 Globe Caller ID. The CID doesn't work. He has worked in the past. Yes, I have ID caller service with my local home phone service. I lost power for awhile and my Globeal ID caller will no longer display the Caller.

    If there is a something I'm doing wrong when entering data on the Global ID Caller, Please advise if any of you have any answers in getting the ID to work.

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Noise? Louder than normal motor noise? The display is created by the revolving LED board that is connected to a motor. It should be quiet unless you pick it up and give a good listen. Let me assume that you mean that it is normal noise, indicating that the unit is turning. Unplug the power as well as the phone lines from the unit. First, remove the plastic globe. There are 4 points that the globe is connected, two towards the rear and two in front on either side of the control buttons. Press the globe at the front ones and lift towards the rear. After you have removed the globe, remove the three screws that hold the rotor (looks like an "L") to the motor shaft. The LED display is soldered to the rotor. These solder joints break and need to be re-soldered. By adding a small amount of heat as you are bending the display slightly inward, you can repair the connections. Only use low watt solder gun! Re-attach the rotor and globe (unit will not spin with globe off) re-connect the power, press the select button and check out the display. If all connections were made, you will have succeeded. If a line or two are missing, try again!

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On the base of rotor have two lines who touch the rotor with a litle piece of carbon,this lines have data an it turn on the display,just only clean the base of rotor.

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I have open mine , and found that the voltage regulator on the power entrance got burned, I'm trying to find one to replace. Darli

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

Metal contacts on the bottom of the spinning disk. Not contacting anymore. Take it apart and bend the metal tabs up.

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