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Thread: New XENARC 706TSA 7" Touchscreen LCD with DVI! "Coming Soon"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minoritydan View Post
    How did that Happen Rod?
    Dan,

    Have no idea what ocurred. It happened on the first time off road, and I seem to remember the Opus power supply did something funny and would not turn off until after I disconnected the fuse. Not sure if that contributed to it or was caused by it.

    Anyway, I'd tape the buttons up completely just in case. I wondered about soldering some wires onto the top side of the monitor buttons and extending them to new switches that you could mount somewhere. They are all only momentary push button switches. It would not matter if the originals stayed in place as pressing the new switch would close the circuit. You just would not have the LED indicators. If you did that, it would be asey to mount the switch daughter board behind the monitor. I might do some checks with a multimeter before I send the monitor away.

    I will be waiting until RaidGear on eBay comes good with the extension ribbon as I have a dispute with eBay/Paypal over that as the goods never arrived before I get too carried away. In the mean time, I bought an Alpine ipod compatible head unit so I can listen to some music...
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    Man, Now I am really worried about my setup...

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    Slate, missed your post, let me know which monitor you choose.

    Your mistake is not as costly as mine as the Aussie dollar has depreciated by about 30% since I bought the monitor to make things worse. Sounds like your problem is identical to mine.

    I can assure you that my issue is definitely not the cold, it's hitting about 35 degrees C here today (about 95 degrees F).

    It is disappoinitng to see more than one faulty monitor out there, mine is only serial #243
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodweb View Post
    Slate, missed your post, let me know which monitor you choose.

    Your mistake is not as costly as mine as the Aussie dollar has depreciated by about 30% since I bought the monitor to make things worse. Sounds like your problem is identical to mine.

    I can assure you that my issue is definitely not the cold, it's hitting about 35 degrees C here today (about 95 degrees F).
    Come to think of it, I haven't been able to use it in really hot weather yet. I just know that it started getting bad once I got it in the car (about a month and a half ago), and since we are hitting winter here in the states, it has been getting steadily colder, so I made that assumption. Do your button LEDs still light up also?

    It is disappoinitng to see more than one faulty monitor out there, mine is only serial #243
    That's very interesting to hear. I went and looked at the back cover of mine, and it's #239. Probably from the same lot... Maybe it was a bad reel of parts?

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    Do your button LEDs still light up also?
    Yes, the fault you have described is identical to mine. All lights on, but power LED stays red. $210 (including freight) for a faulty part is pretty hard to take.

    Interesting the serial numbers are so close, but does not help either of us...

    I wonder how many more out there have failed?
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    it goes bad at around 0 to +17*C? thats very strange, because my 701tsv (almost the same only difference is its not LED backlit) and it works great -35*C (not bright, but turns on and brighter as it warms up)

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    Punky, I'd say the low temp is not the cause if it is happening in hot climates as well.
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    A00385 here.

    No issues yet... (fingers crossed)

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    I decided to go with the lilliput 629GL. It's fairly cheap compared to the xenarc, and has an LED backlight. I know people have had problems with this brand as well, but we don't really have much choice, do we? I'll be surprised if it can match the brightness of the 706, but I'll try and post a comparison when it arrives.

    In the mean time, I took the PC and monitor out of my car and set everything up on a table in my house. The monitor has been turning on as it should now, but I think there are still issues. When it does turn on, there is a very high pitched whine. It sounds like my old CRT tv, but even louder. This eventually subsides after it warms up. I'm convinced that it is something to do with the CCFL inverter. The way I understand it, if the inverter cannot produce the correct voltage to strike the plasma in the fluorescent tubes at power on, the backlight simply does not turn on.

    Now that I'm getting the other screen, I think I can work up the guts to tinker around with this one.

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    sorry if you have mentioned this somewhere already? but do you have access to the power button? can u turn it on with power button when it doesn't power up?
    I say this because, i had a xenarc 700tsv, and the auto-on does not work very well, and i believe it was a faulty board.

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