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Motorola Radios Missing Pixels Question...

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I have never had to deal with this issue personally but I'm curious about something. Are missing pixels on a radio display a sign of a bad LCD or is it something else? I mean will simply replacing the display solve the issue?

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Generally yes. On radios like the Astro 25 line, I've yet to see just a few pixels go out (usually the entire display does something funky). Now I did have an XTS3000 that had a pixel or two drop out.
 

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Depends. Usually with a lot of MTS2000 and XTS3000 radios, due to a bad bonding agent the displays lose pixels because the flex on the parallel connector between the display interface and the literal LCD module fails causing loss of rows and/or pixels. IIRC this was covered in an SRN by Motorola, in this instance replacing the display fixes the issue.
 

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On the Astro25 (XTS2500/XTS5000) the display can go completely out or sometimes it can be missing a whole row or more. It is usually a torn flex if a row or two is missing. In either case, the display has to be replaced.
 

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Thanks guys! I have 3- XTS3000s. VHF/UHF/800. All are in excellent working order with no display issues.
I know it can happen at anytime so if it's as simple as replacing an LCD screen, I want to be ready with a replacement or two just in case.

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The XTS3000 display is no longer available from Motorola. I have not seen a Chinese vendor make a replacement yet. Your best bet may be to purchase some more XTS3k's in any band, the display is the same for every band.
 

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I doubt that it is new, the film over the display is missing. Chances are these are pulls from surplus. Still a good deal, that is below dealer cost.
 
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