Intermittent LCD display


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ghostvet
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Intermittent LCD display

Postby ghostvet » Sun May 17, 2015 11:27 am



Greetings,

On my 97 GL1500SE, my LCD display is sometimes on, sometimes off- without my permission.

Tapping my dash, or going over bumps does not seem to have an effect..

Also- that damned clock! We all know about the fast running clock issue. I took the dash apart and when it was hot and dry out, I coated the back of the LCD display with liquid electrical tape- you know, the paint on stuff. That did not fix the problem. I don't want to have to break the dash down again unless I have a real good idea on what the problem is and how to fix it.

Medical issues prevent me from bending over the bike for long.

Thanx!



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Re: Intermittent LCD display

Postby ct1500 » Sun May 17, 2015 12:47 pm

The 97 year LCD is a known problem and if not working correctly needs replacement.
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Re: Intermittent LCD display

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 9:30 am

The "coating" of the clock to try to fix the fast-running clock problem is actually the circuit board, not the LCD itself.

The LCD and its associated electronics were just poorly designed in the GL1500, and not with the requisite resilience required for an application that is going to encounter heat, cold and moisture on a regular basis. That's why so many of them are now failing.

I'm almost considering spending the cash now and buying a new one now from Honda as a backup for the eventual day when mine fails - when they might no longer be available, or ridiculously expensive if they are (not that they aren't already ridiculously expensive).

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Re: Intermittent LCD display

Postby redial » Mon May 18, 2015 11:06 am

And would you undertake any preventive work on the new one, if so, what would be the treatment?

I also have sent off an email to the manufacturer, but no response yet.
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Re: Intermittent LCD display

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 1:39 pm

redial wrote:And would you undertake any preventive work on the new one, if so, what would be the treatment?

I also have sent off an email to the manufacturer, but no response yet.


Maybe sealing of the LCD itself and circuit board, can't think of much else.




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