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David Lannik Posted on Jan 27, 2007

Display hard to read

The station, etc display is very hard to read as is the labels adjacent to the display. Using new batteries or household outlet doesn't help. The radio otherwise is working correctly.Is the display just wearing out? The raio is not that old.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Is there a second battery for the display?

    If so I cannot find it and the owners mainual doesn't address it


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My radio was dropped and parts of the display disappeared, but the display did not break. Unless you have some background in radio repair, DO NOT attempt this repair! If you do, it is at your risk, or the risk of damaging your radio! I disassembled the radio and found the display. There are 2 "rubber strips" that fit next to the LCD. I cleaned and reseated the strips and display about 3 times before getting it right. AGAIN, unless you know what you are doing, and can solder on circuit boards with a proper pencil iron, don't even contemplate it! Let someone who can do it.

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