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Dead Pixel Repair is it this simple?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by rasA4, May 17, 2010.

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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    [May 17, 2010]
    saw this on eBay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250633837383&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123

    it says
    "This manual will show you step by step how to remove the unit, fix it and replace. It should take you about 1 hour (or less).
    All you need is a screwdriver, no other tools or technical knowledge is required.
    "

    cant be this simple can it? i do recall that on the A3 forum someone IIRC recommended to heat the DIS connections. however it had mixed reviews and experiances
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    [May 17, 2010]
    looks informative however dont look that easy
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    Gave that a go on mine and it didn't help at all.
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    [May 17, 2010]
    which one the eBay one? or the zine?
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    [May 18, 2010]
    i did the e-bay fix it didnt work on mine and ive got loads of dead pixels which is a bit of a pisser
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    [May 18, 2010]
    It's the same from what i've read on other forum posts. Wedge cardboard behind the ribbon cable and screen.
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    [May 18, 2010]
    fwiw I took mine to bits and tried the ebay type repair, wedging some fine strips behind the ribbon cable - it made it better, but mine also suffered from fading in heat, so in the end bit the bullet and got it replaced by Clusterrepairsuk.co.uk - for about £100 all in as i recall. fully functioning, guaranteed and tested..
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    [May 18, 2010]
    Mine done by Cluster repair ( but it was £160 not about £100 !! )
    Again fading as it warmed up and after an hour or so you couldn't see anything + pixel problems.
    It took them 1 hr 20 mins, while I waited ( actually she spent about £60 in Debenhams and about £8 for a couple of coffees + cake..... while we waited ) and they are use to doing it.
    Reckon an hour is a bit optimisic....
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    ( actually she spent about £60 in Debenhams and about £8 for a couple of coffees + cake..... while we waited )


    HA HA HA !!! SOUNDS FAMILIAR!!!
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