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Faulty screen I can see the image if i shine a torch at the srceen but i can't get it to illuminate. has the lcd bulb blown if it has one, do i need a new screen, has my light sensor gone faulty? whats it gona cost me? or do i need a new

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If it's just the illumination thats gone it's probably a surface mount fuse or the inverter circuit or the flexible pcb, I would advise you to bring it to a pioneer service centre and I would guess you should expect to pay about £75 + vat

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Thanks duncan, the knowledge that this was just lightbulbs was enough for me to hack a fix for my own unit. The result is not perfect but it's functional. If you have a small amount of soldering skill and a very basic grasp of electronics then this hack is very easy:

The problem is that there are two lightbulbs behind the LCD screen that illuminate a piece of translucent plastic. The bulbs are connected in series, so if one blows they both go out. My fix involves simply connecting a piece of wire across the blown bulb thus allowing power to reach the good bulb. In theory this alters the electrical properties of the circuit and may end up in death of the other bulb or worse damage. I've had about an hour's use out of my unit since doing this with no ill effects (it came with a car I just bought so I don't mind too much if it dies).

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