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Author Topic: ICOM746 PRO Display light  (Read 293 times)
N8CIJ
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« on: December 28, 2008, 08:03:57 AM »

When I turned on my rig this AM the light in the display did not work.  All the other information is there but unlighted.  Is this a fix that can be done by a ham with moderate skills or does it need to go back to ICOM.  Of course the warranty period has passed!  I really like the rig and this is the first problem I have had.
Dick Obrecht N8CIJ
robrecht@ashland.edu
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NJ2E
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 04:43:38 PM »

Check the following web site for a detailed discussion about repairing the display backlighting. My own
feeling is that you have invested a lot in this fine rig, unless you are experienced in this type of repair, contact a service center.

http://www.ka1mda.org/ham/homebrew/746/index.htm

73s and Happy New Year, Don NJ2E
 
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N8CIJ
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 06:21:53 PM »

Don,
I read the information and you are 100% right!  There is no way I could do the "fix".  I have been very happy with the rig and while it is still useable it is very frustrating to not be able to easily read the display.  I am going to call Icom tomorrow and some one else suggested Burghardt.  I have not had much experience with service but a 2-meter rig I sent to Icom under warranty took a long time to get returned.
Thank You for your response.  (Its really neat how willing hams are help with their replies)
73 and Happy New Year to you
Dick Obrecht
712 Buena Vista Ave
Ashland OH 44805
4192893922
Amateur Radio Call N8CIJ
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AF6G
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009, 04:07:53 PM »

You may want to consider Scott Malcom at Malcom Technical Support:

http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/mts/

His eham.com review can be found here:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1786

73
Joe, AF6G
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KC7OV
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 12:39:40 AM »

A friend of mine just had his fixed by Kuni at Comtek.Kuni stated to run the backlight at maximum as the dimmer settings causes the components to overheat.
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