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E-125 Owners BEWARE!

I had a Casiopeia E-125 for two years. We went on vacation to New Hampshire and I took it with me. I tried to turn it on, but it wouldn't, so I figured it was just a dead battery. Well, I came back and put it in the cradle. I waited, and took it out again. I went to turn it on and it stayed on for about two seconds and the backlight started flickering and it just died. Now you can only access it while holding a flashlight to the screen. I asked Casio at their web site, and they told me that it was a problem with the motherboard and they would not replace it.

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Re: E-125 Owners BEWARE!

Unless a Casio technician has looked at it don't take Casio's word for it. There is an inverter PCB which converts the DC to high frequency AC for the fluorescent back light. lamp. This is available & can be repaired / replaced. There is also an issue with the E-125 backlighting which simply requires resoldering of a connector on the main pcb. Then there is the fluorescent lamp itself which can go bad & may be replaced. So DO take your device to a well equipped competent technician to look for the precise problem.

Posted on Sep 05, 2005

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