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Old 11-14-2003, 12:01 AM
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I'm prety sure taking the lid off most electroncis items would void the warranty.

Not to fussed either way, I installed a backlit LCD screen in my old CDCv5 without any dramas either so I'm used to it.

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Old 11-14-2003, 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by defMondo
I'm prety sure taking the lid off most electroncis items would void the warranty.

Not to fussed either way, I installed a backlit LCD screen in my old CDCv5 without any dramas either so I'm used to it.

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hey tony, where did you get the backlit LCD? my yok charger doesnt have backlit and im dying to get one for it!

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Old 11-14-2003, 01:34 AM
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This is the LCD Module I'm using:

http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.st...uct/View/Z4172

Remember that because of the backlight the LCD module is about 2 times thicker then the non-backlit one. So unless you have plenty of clearance behind the existing module it may not fit.

The shop is in Australia but the modules are fairly standard.

The only think you need to do is add 2 wire links from the 2 power lines on the LCD to the Backlight supply lines, very simple.

I can take a picture of it you need to see how it fits together.

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Old 11-14-2003, 03:37 AM
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Yea A picture would be great , I nevere thought it would be possible to change the display so easily.
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Old 11-14-2003, 04:23 AM
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Here is the first picture showing the top cover of the CDC charger with the LCD module.

The gray wiring going to the plug at the top was part of the original LCD display and I just desoldered it and resoldered it to the new display.

The next step was to get the power for the backlight and that is the job of the other 2 wires looped accros the back of the display.

Best seen in the next picture.

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Old 11-14-2003, 04:25 AM
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Here is a slightly better view of the additional wires for the backlight power.

The right most 2 wires of the original wires carry the power to enable the display, so looping the power to the otherside will turn the backlight on.

It's a very crappy description but the LCD comes with data sheets and should be easy enough for most people to follow.

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Old 11-14-2003, 05:53 AM
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All this talk about "Pit Equipment Mods", has inspired me to show some of my own.

I'll have to take some photos, but yesterday (after reading the other post and seeing the photos) I went to CompUSA and bought a lighted CPU fan for my custom formed Plexiglass powersupply/charger stand. The 80mm fan replaces the smaller non-lighted fan that I originally installed. It has 4 blue LEDs and the color enhances my 2 LRP Competition Chargers. I'll try to get a photo up this weekend.

My mod is not quite as "daring" as some of the others, but I've still got my warranty in tact!

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:05 AM
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Here's pics of my modded GFX, its got a milled plexiglass window that's flush mounted with blue cathode tubes, blue fan and a switch to turn off the inside lighting.
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:06 AM
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Pic with the light off.
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:09 AM
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Pic with the light on
(sorry, duplicate pic)
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Light switch....enjoy...that's all
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John Fontaine: That looks great!!! Did you do the work yourself? Do the blue cathode tubes opperate on 12VDC?

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thanks tony, i guess i have lots of milling out to do!! dont think theres enough space to fit the thicker LCD
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