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05-21-2017 10:36 PM  86 days agoPost 1
cliffbarrimore

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Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Hi All
I have my trusty old DX7 which works fine, well did up until now, the screen is just blank.. it got left on for a day by accident, and worked for a few days after and now no display.. the rest of the radio works fine....

anyone know what this issue could be or anyone know where I can get repaired, I am in New Zealand and there is no places I have found who will touch it..

seems a shame to dump it, for what could be a $5 part to fix, but I need someone who can !!

suggestions please, half my helicopters are grounded at the moment

thanks

Cliff

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05-21-2017 10:39 PM  86 days agoPost 2
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Horizon Hobbies or maybe Radio South......

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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05-22-2017 02:36 AM  86 days agoPost 3
Heli Fanatix

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Fountain Valley, CA

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... perhaps this is a time to upgrade to something new or send to horizon hobby (let the pro's take care of it)

this may not be the response you want to hear but when it comes to something that links to a flying machete, don't Macgyver it.

Also,

this is a chance to have a backup TX, so your fleet don't get ground. maybe you should also consider another charger setup ... that could ground your fleet as well.

- Scott

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05-22-2017 11:09 PM  85 days agoPost 4
cliffbarrimore

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Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Yep... I do have a backup.. I have an old JR with a orangerx module, so I will have to set all my stuff on to that..

I'll try horizon...

All good for chargers

thanks

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06-03-2017 11:04 AM  74 days agoPost 5
myjane

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new zealand

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Dx7 screen

Shame about the dx7 screen cliff you can send it to spektrum for repare but they are now very cheep when offered on trade me or it's time to up grade The a 8 or 9

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06-03-2017 02:50 PM  74 days agoPost 6
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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if you can find a used dx7 radio for about 100$
or time to upgrade

my dx7 did the same as yours, I had to send it in and it was only a year old.

you still use you old rx's with a new radio

spending time, paying attention

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06-05-2017 09:00 AM  72 days agoPost 7
cliffbarrimore

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Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Hi.. I have other radios, but just a shame that it's all good except screen..I have bought a orangerx for an old jr radio so got round it that way.. but it's probably only a $2 component which bugs me...

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06-05-2017 09:56 AM  72 days agoPost 8
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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Do LCDs fail simply from being left on? Have you looked to see if something isn't detached or poorly seated? Pop the back off and wiggle some things. Does the inside of the radio smell like electricity? Anything showing signs of damage?

I wonder if it's the LCD or if it's something that drives the display. Possibly you could repair it yourself?

Maybe write these folks. https://www.spektrumrc.com/ They made it. They likely know who in New Zealand could repair it.

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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06-05-2017 10:10 AM  72 days agoPost 9
cliffbarrimore

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Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand

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Well I emailed Horizon in the USA and they said it has to go to Horizon Germany, but no matter how many times I email the German site, I get no replies, so thats kinda dead end... nothing smelly nothing loose, all looks as new inside, I just know its going to be some cheap component gone..one hobby shop I spoke to locally said they have a new screen, but not knowing if it is the LCD or a driver etc, I have not gone down that path...

I will keep an eye out for a dirt cheap one that I can use for parts

C

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06-07-2017 07:17 PM  69 days agoPost 10
Four Stroker

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Atlanta

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Well first check the battery. If a cell or two is dead, it may have enough voltage to run parts of the transmitter BUT not the screen. Cycle the battery.

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