(Topic ID: 286937)

Williams system 11 display problems. Top displays all scrambled

By pinlink

8 months ago

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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by GRUMPY
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    #1 8 months ago

    System 11B (SoF)

    Wondering if this display can be fixed or if I need to buy a new one. Bottom 2 displays are perfect, the top 2 are all garbled.

    Any ideas on what the issue could be?

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    #2 8 months ago

    After leaving it on a few minutes the displays start to look slightly better

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    #3 8 months ago

    The first suspect would be the ribbon cable. Unplug it at both ends and re-seat it.

    #4 8 months ago

    What is SoF?

    #5 8 months ago

    How about a pic of the battery holder.

    #6 8 months ago
    Quoted from GRUMPY:

    How about a pic of the battery holder.

    Yup. This was my problem. Thought it was going to be an easy ribbon cable fix. No such luck.

    Same exact symptoms as op.

    #7 8 months ago

    I honestly didn't know the battery holder could cause display issues. This one doesn't have a battery holder currently, it was cut off. So maybe that's the issue. I have an NVRAM on the way. Thanks.

    #8 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    This one doesn't have a battery holder currently, it was cut off.

    It's not the holder being the issue, it's the alkaline leakage from the batteries that causes the problems. NVRAM will not fix the display issue. If you post a good pic of the battery holder area we can spot the trouble area.

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