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Space Station display help please

By cja41575

9 years ago

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#1 9 years ago

Just bought this today. The head had to be removed in order to get into my door and it was my first time doing so. Everything has been reconnected and it all seems to be working except the display, which is showing slashes and missing digits. It was working fine before I took it apart so I'm sure I did something wrong.

I think it might be due to the 4 fuses on the right side. Does it matter which wires go on the top and bottom?

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#2 9 years ago

Examine the ribbon cable for the displays. Make sure that red line runs to pin #1 on the connector.

ALSO make sure you haven't reattached it one pin off.

#3 9 years ago

Yeah...I don't think it's the fuses. I was trying to look at the schematic to see if maybe two of your connectors were switched, but the one on IPDB is pretty much illegible.

*edit * All of the molex type connectors SHOULD be keyed differently. Make sure that the keying blocks are actually in the housings or you may have hooked two up in the wrong location.

#4 9 years ago

Ribbon cables seem to be hooked up ok but the problem is still there.

I'm very stupid so I apologize beforehand for the questions I'll be asking.

#5 9 years ago

I had the same issue with my taxi (very similar to your SS).

I had to take off head etc, and upon putting back together, it was a display issue.

It was connector related, but I can't think just which one. I believe something was off by a pin.

#6 9 years ago
Quoted from cja41575:

seem to be hooked up ok

Check the ribbon cables closely. It's really easy to be off by a pin on the connection. That will get you really odd displays. Also, make sure they are fully seated. I think Blackbeard is correct.

#7 9 years ago

The more i think about it, the ribbon cable shouldn't have had to of been removed for transport. The head coming off doesn't mean the ribbon cable should've been removed.

Did you remove the ribbon cable in the move at all?

#8 9 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Did you remove the ribbon cable in the move at all?

I think he meant the backbox was completely off, not folded.

#9 9 years ago
Quoted from RCA1:

I think he meant the backbox was completely off, not folded.

Wait. Duh. You're still right, unless the speaker panel was removed from the backbox.

#10 9 years ago

Press on the glass behind the displays and see if it changes. My space station did the same thing. Maybe a weaker batch of displays on it. It was the leads going into the glass displays was defective and just over the years stopped working.

I bought a new display. May not be your problem but at least worth looking into.

#11 9 years ago


I twisted the ribbon cable and plugged it in on the reverse side and that took care of it.

Thanks for all your help. And BIG thanks to pinside user ChrisS for delivering this to me at a great price.

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#12 9 years ago

Glad you got it working.
Re-plugging connectors is an easy fix.
Nice looking pin, and lots of fun.

#13 9 years ago

I called that one. Red line not aligned!!


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