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EDACS 500M - Dim display

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Anyone have any service info on these radios? I have one that has a very dim backlight that I would like to brighten up. Not sure if it's just some crappy caps or what the issue may be. Anyone run across this in their travels before?

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I have seen a lot of 500M radios with display issues. The issues range from dim or no backlight to almost all of the segments being out on the LCD display. Even the KMC series of radios suffer from this same problem. The cure is to have the display replaced.
 

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Thanks for your input. Doesn't sound like it's worth my while to pull the radio apart and have a look at it then. EDACS systems are a dying breed around here as it is and likely don't have a lot of time left on them anyways.
 

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The display is also programmable from the software ... and also from the MENU item if you don't want to reprogram the radio. Just because it doesn't show anything doesn't necessarily prove that it is a dead display.
 
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