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Old 05-30-2016, 7:39 PM
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Default Got tired of the dim pale blue BCD536HP display

With the DMR upgrade out I wasn't about to wait a month for a repair. The yellow doesn't really go with the white buttons but I was too lazy to change those out as well. It's far easier to see now but I might still go with some bright white LEDs later on. I'm going to use it like this for a while and see how I like it.

The procedure really isn't bad at all if you are familiar with SMT work.



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I'd loved to have that look for my 436.
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I was never really a huge fan of the orange display on my 125AT, but it is so much better than the...whitish blue that some claim is soft tan or whatever...display on the x36HP line.

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I like the contrast between the screen and the buttons. Nice Job!
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With the DMR upgrade out I wasn't about to wait a month for a repair. The yellow doesn't really go with the white buttons but I was too lazy to change those out as well. It's far easier to see now but I might still go with some bright white LEDs later on. I'm going to use it like this for a while and see how I like it.

The procedure really isn't bad at all if you are familiar with SMT work.
That looks a lot better than the blue-ish option! Did you order the replacement lamp/bulb from a vendor, or did you gut some other unit and put its light into this unit?

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sweet..

Ive done this before..to my psr500/pro106..changed to green..nice n piney!..

What are the values of the SMT's you used?
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That looks a lot better than the blue-ish option! Did you order the replacement lamp/bulb from a vendor, or did you gut some other unit and put its light into this unit?

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I had a strip of them on hand for another project. I don't have the info on what they were. I had posted some info earlier but edited it because after looking it up it was not the same part.

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Sir UPMan..

Is there any way to smooth talk you to post the tech specs regarding the SMT/LEDs
for this,the 536 and the 436..

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Wish I knew what exactly they are.

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I had a strip of them on hand for another project. I don't have the info on what they were. I had posted some info earlier but edited it because after looking it up it was not the same part.
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Thanks. I really like this option better than the blue-ish. It seems so much easier to read, and without prolonged eye strain. Nice job.
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Wow and to get rid of the white buttons would be awesome.
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Very nice. I wonder if they will fade.
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Very nice. I wonder if they will fade.
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