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Flickering and faded display

The display on my Cambridge Soundworks Radio CD-740 has recently started flickering and faded to an almost unreadable state

Are the component replaced?

The instrument has performed excellently and would prefer to repair than replace

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  • mishser Aug 06, 2008

    I haven't really done anything. I made sure no items were blocking the display. It seems to work better after I shine a light at the front of the unit, but it only works for a day then goes dark again.

  • redward Nov 23, 2008

    Hello - we have the same product and the same problem. Purchased in October 2004, it has worked flawlessly until this past summer when the LED display started to fade, then came back for a few weeks, and now it totally "unseen."



    I just contacted Cambridge Soundworks today to see if they can help with regard to a repair for the display.

  • tfulton43 Dec 29, 2008

    I had the same problem but today the display is almost unreadable. It is extremely faded

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM.... display flickers, then fades in/out during night and day. not sure if loose wire/connection or bad bulb. Escalating to vendor.

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  • Mike Raines Mar 16, 2013

    I have the same problem, need to replace the display lights? Need to know what bullbs?

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