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XPR 7550e display question

Josh380

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I just had my xpr7550e rehoused, and it might just be me, but it seems like the LCD is crooked. I know the keypad and display are screwed to the housing but is the display itself loose on a flex cable, or soldered to the PCB?

If it's soldered to the PCB I can probably just chalk it up to poor Chinese manufacturing. I've got a fleabay yellow replacement housing from a seller with the best rating out of all of them.
 

mikewazowski

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Hit and miss. I’ve got one that’s a decent fit and another that the keyboard is recessed in making it hard to use the keypad.
 

Josh380

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As stated above, you get what you pay for. According to my moto guy, there's a recessed area for the LCD to fit in (was clearly visible before I handed it off to him to rehouse), then the PCB covers the back of the LCD to hold it in place. No wiggle room. Mold must've been just a little off.

For a brand new housing at much less than OEM cost...if you can live with little flaws like this it's otherwise good. All the buttons work..keypad is a little stiff but workable.
 
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