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Backlight Can the display screen backlight be replaced or is the unit a throwaway? My unit is about 2 years old and the screen backlight burned out, only the screen the button lights are fine.

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Re: Backlight

My JVC does the same thing. i called sirius to cancel my subscription because of this reason and they are sending me a free cheap InV as a replacement.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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I had the same issue with my Sportster Replay SR2. The backlight was usually out, but would flicker on, especially when I would apply pressure to the back.

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