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  • Grrr, why does my Xenarc Brightness and contrast keep reverting to 33 when I shut dow

    Is this normal for everyone. It's driving me crazy.
    Its not the cards you're dealt, its how you play the hand!

    Originally posted by ryuandwings
    Where can I get a roll of tin foil?
    I been looking for that all over the net, but I can't find it.
    Please help.

  • #2
    doesn't always happen with me, but occurs more often than not....doesn't really bother me since i've learned to live with it

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    • #3
      Xenarc has a fix for it. They need to update it. The new Xenarcs do not have this problem. I had my older Xenarc fixed by sending it in to them. Get an RMA # and return it!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jackboot
        Xenarc has a fix for it. They need to update it. The new Xenarcs do not have this problem. I had my older Xenarc fixed by sending it in to them. Get an RMA # and return it!

        Um, it's molded into my dash. Maybe I'll try to live with it.
        Its not the cards you're dealt, its how you play the hand!

        Originally posted by ryuandwings
        Where can I get a roll of tin foil?
        I been looking for that all over the net, but I can't find it.
        Please help.

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        • #5
          I just ordered/received a new Xenarx, and it has the brightness bug. Damn!!!!


          Will Xenarc repair this considering that I already removed the warranty seal when opening the case ?
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          • #6
            yeah mine has the same bug and also has a single pixel out.. thought xenarc were better quality than this.. might just be a one off, but as I've taken my to pieces to mould it in.. there goes any return policy

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            • #7
              I got a new Xenarc and it also resets the brightness etc to "default" settings when it loses power.

              I talked to Xenarc about my previous screen (which was stolen) and they issued me an RMA# and I sent it in to them. They claimed there was a fix for it. I never got to try it out after it was fixed though since it got stolen

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              • #8
                Originally posted by J187
                Um, it's molded into my dash. Maybe I'll try to live with it.
                Son of a *****! I have had the same problem before, too- but haven't noticed it lately. I DO have an issue where my AV2 settings aren't retained, either. I think that it would only make more sense to retain brightness/contrast settings in the case of an external DVD player/backup cam/whatever.

                Mine is in my dash, too- which makes it extremely inconvenient to remove to ship back...f%&k this is aggravating


                To the mp3car STORE: Can you do anything to help me with this? I purchased from you and was unaware of a Xenarc issue. Perhaps I need to obtain an RMA number?
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                • #9
                  I just got off the phone with Xenarc

                  Jimmy confirmed that the "old" models do not remember contrast/brightness etc settings. They can issue an RMA to fix it like they did to my last model. My old model was purchased about a year ago from now and it had the problem.

                  He said the new model I just purchased should NOT have the problem - it should remember contrast/brightness settings even when power is removed.

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                  • #10
                    there are two issues with some older xenarc:
                    1. The brightness reverts to default.
                    2. The screen picture does not align
                    3. The touchscreen doesnt work randomly
                    Remedies:
                    1. Make sure the power is always connected to the battery...a constant 12v. The screen will turn off when the computer is off.
                    2. HAVE NO IDEA, it sucks
                    3. http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ghlight=xenarc has the info on touchscreen seperation
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                    • #11
                      keeping constant power is a possible workaround, not a solution...
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                      Pentium M 1.7Ghz, 1GB DDR2 RAM
                      DVD/CD-RW installed in dash below monitor
                      OEM LCD relocated for 7" Touchscreen
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                      • #12
                        I have mine hard wired to full time 12v, it still reverts to the 33 brightness once a week or so. Once I had it lock up with a blank screen. None of the buttons worked includding the power button. I had to pull my dash cover to remove power to get it working. If you wire it up to have power all the time, you should have a way to kill power to it if you need to.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mskrzat
                          I have mine hard wired to full time 12v, it still reverts to the 33 brightness once a week or so. Once I had it lock up with a blank screen. None of the buttons worked includding the power button. I had to pull my dash cover to remove power to get it working. If you wire it up to have power all the time, you should have a way to kill power to it if you need to.
                          You should have a fuse near your power source...This would suffice.
                          CarPC #3: 99% Complete
                          Pentium M 1.7Ghz, 1GB DDR2 RAM
                          DVD/CD-RW installed in dash below monitor
                          OEM LCD relocated for 7" Touchscreen
                          Wi-Fi, GPS, PS2 controllers...
                          500+ full albums
                          4,000+ video games
                          music videos, movies, & more!
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                          • #14
                            Do they replace the whole screen, or is it just a firmware update?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by XxAndyxX
                              Do they replace the whole screen, or is it just a firmware update?
                              It is just a firmware update

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