Recently , I lost about a quarter of my screens visibility . Has anyone ever come across this problem ? Other than that there are no other problems I'm aware of .
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david.di said:After reading IDXMonster's response to your post and then simply switching my Explorer 2 on, I see that yes you are correct in that there is a missing portion of the bottom section of the screen.
Sorry about my 1st "careless" response and not seeing this in the first place.
The only think I can think of that may help, unless you've already done so, is to re-seat by unplugging and plugging back together the connecting pins assembly of the Ex2 LCD screen or all 3 boards and the connections.
That will require to again open the control box and carefully unplug the first 2 boards from the LCD screen board. Naturally enough , if it's not the pin connections or a need to re seat them, then I guess it's all down to the componentry of each of the 3 main boards or the LCD display board itself.
Hope the following pictures of the display with Iron Mask as it should be and the picture of the internals of my long dead Explorer XS (very similar to Ex2) helps in conveying to you what I mean about the connection points that I speak of.
IDXMonster said:Although I am a master automobile technician,it sadly does not transfer to detectors! But I do believe that David’s advice is sound,because the entire section of screen is gone. This seems to me that a connection/re-seating of the connectors could very well solve this problem. But the OP can only do what he is comfortable with,and I would not recommend doing anything out of the comfort zone. Since it’s apparently USABLE now,no sense in making it NON functional in the process of trying to make it COMPLETELY functional. But I do think it would work. Now if the bottom quarter of the screen was all crazy looking and different intensities and all pixelated....then yeah,big issues.
Tony in kc said:totally agree on working on the explorer, I would have a mess..