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(Topic ID: 229468)

Display issues in Stern Meteor

By RC_like_the_cola

1 year ago

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  • Meteor Stern Electronics, 1979
#1 1 year ago

Having an issue with a buddy's Meteor. The P1 and P2 displays are both missing the 10,000s digit (2nd from the left). P1 display has a little bit of what I'd call arching at the base of the 100,000s digit (farthest left). Now, all of these displays are fine. They work fine in my Harlem. I've moved displays around in the head and the issue stays with P1 and P2, so it seems to be something connector related. I've checked schematics and replaced pins 8 and 9 in each of these housings as they seem to go to the digits having the issues. MPU is a new replacement, so we've ruled that out as an issue. I'm trying to get an idea of where to go next. Thanks for any info, in advance.

#2 1 year ago

Connectors to the MPU, replace them all.

7 months later
#3 1 year ago

Wanted to update this. I was on the right track with my original thought, but didn't go far enough. The wiring comes from the main harness to the displays and daisy chains in reverse, so it goes credit display, P4, P3, P2, P1. There was a broken daisy chain from P3 to P2. Fixed that with a new trifurcon crimp brought all digits back on P1 and P2 displays.

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