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Backlit display and keypad fading

I purchased two Pro-2096 Digital Scanners when they first became available, one for the house, and one for the car. The other day, I downloaded and installed the Firmware v1.4 update. I did the house scanner first which is probably the only reason I noticed this; but when I went out to the car to upgrade that scanner, I noticed how much dimmer the back lighting had become on it. I keep the house scanner on the dimmest setting and see the display easily; however even with the Dimmer on the highest setting, the display and keypad lighting is not very bright at all anymore. As far as I can tell, all other scanner functions are working okay. I am wondering if the extreme temperature changes experienced here in Minnesota have affected it? The scanner has been in temperatures from 30 Below to 150 Above. It is mounted under-dash, so I don't think it's been in direct sunlight too much. Any suggestions on fixing or upgrading this issue? Has anyone else experienced this?

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Re: Backlit display and keypad fading

Known problem... remove display SMALL ribbon cable, trim 2mm cleanly, clean connections, reinstall, reassemble. good luck

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Re: Backlit display and keypad fading

On the Driver Board of the Display,There should be Some Capicitors,They will tend to Change Value Causing the Display to Go Bad Also since its in a Car look for Bad Solder conns around the ribbon Cable that goes to that Board Goodluck TTech

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