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WTF happened to my IC

Old 04-18-2019, 08:18 PM
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WTF happened to my IC

I left to go on vacation 3 weeks ago and everything was fine, I left my battery connected to a tender. Just started it up and see this... wtf happened

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Old 04-18-2019, 08:28 PM
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I guess it happens this way then...
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:58 PM
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Unfortunately that's a very common problem, There is a post that details how the LCD panels can be replaced individually if you're comfortable doing soldering work on micro computer boards. I've the same ink blot:
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:45 PM
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Jeezus christ, just researched so upset..i dont even want to drive the car anymore..

I see some options are replaced the board thats 179 on ebay or that it will go away on its own..or tap the pixels or swap ic

**** my life
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:03 PM
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Relax. It's not that big of a deal. No soldering required. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can do this.
Here's DIY that I did to replace mine, and feedback from others that the China LCD's are performing well (so far...).
Best of luck and let us know how it goes.
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