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No lcd display on GE Intellicorder

I just purchased and installed a GE IntelliCorder™ Camera System charged the main battery while I installed the camera unit at the door peep hole. Following the manual, I removed the plastic film from the smaller battery. Loaded the main (newly charged) battery and got no signal or pattern on the LCD. Just stays black. I double checked the main battery and charger says it is fully charged. I wanted to set the time and date, etc. on the display, no matter what buttons I pushed, nothing appears on the LCD. No indication of power to the LCD, so I thought perhaps I have to connect it to the door unit to make it work. Doesn`t sound logical, but being desperate I mounted the unit to the installed door camera cable. Still nothing. Frustrating, indeed. I do not have a SD/MMC card for this unit (yet), but I do not believe having  a memory card in the unit is essential to the working of the LCD. I am thinking there is fault in the electronics, something beyond my DIY ability to correct. But, . . . figured I try asking an ''expert'' before shipping the unit back to the store I bought it from. Help please?!

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  • DIY Japan Dec 30, 2008

    Thanks, WirelessGreg, for your quick reply during this Holiday Season!
     The Manual you referred me to and your advice was helpful. However, the model of this particular product shown in the online manual has different battery configuration from my model. Everything is exactly the same in this model, however. Perhaps my model is a newer version, since it, came with a single 3.7 v battery (with special charger), similar to the ones used in digital cameras. I tested my battery with a voltage meter and it was at full power. Also, my unit came with a complete Owners Manual, but there was no mention of this problem in the Trouble Shooting Section. Frustrated and unable to solve this problem on my own, I returned the unit to the seller for a refund. Hopefully for a Full Refund.?
    Thanks again for your assistance!
    Have a Successful, Happy and Healthy New Year!     DIY Japan


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For a blank LCD screen, the troubleshooting section of the manual says you need 3 new or fully charged alkaline batteries AND you need to firmly connect all cables.

What you have described certainly sounds like a power issue. Any chance the batteries are installed backward? Have you tried 3 brand new alkaline batteries?

This is from the manual page 17 found here:

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