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    Default Anilim Wizard 411 backlighting

    My dro has no backlighting. I guess that is what it is called. The contrast works. Just a very dark screen. I have googled and not found an adjustment for brightness.
    Side note… I had a fire in my shop. The dro had been off for a few years. The dro had no damage (visible anyway). The mill was not in a hugely hot area, however, the paint at the top of the mill (near dro mount) is slightly discolored... so... any ideas?
    Everything else works, reads, buttons, no visible issues with dro externally.

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    I don't know anything specific about that DRO, but character LCDs are all pretty much plug and play. Just get one with an LED backlight and a resistor.

    Pictures of the face of the display and possibly the connector to it if you can get to it would help.

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    I would call Don at Measurement Technologies, he can replace it for ya. 313-640-8080

    Jon

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    Looks like don is the guy. He is on vacation today. I also called anilam support... they said call don.
    The backlight "bulb" is burned out causing the issue.
    Here are pics just so it makes sense.
    Thanks for the help.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dro2.jpg   dro1.jpg   dro3.jpg  

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    I shoulda mentioned he was on vacation all week. He will definitely be able to hook you up. And Jerry does the CNC side of the house. But dont worry, Don will hook you up. He is a good buddy and has done countless of these.

    Jon

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    Well, before don returned my call, I ripped the thing apart. It was about 10 to 15 screws total, and found the backlight panel. It works like a fiber optic thing, but it is a single plane. On one end is a miniature fluorescent light. (CCFL) with 2 wires, which plugs in to the circuit board.
    By the time don called, he said he could repair it, ship the readout to him, it was hugely difficult, etc.
    I paid 13 bucks for a bulb, soldered 2 wires on the bulb, and it is up and running.
    Don was very nice, I just did not have the time to ship it to him, and return shipment.
    If anyone gives a damn, I can post a couple pics... if not, no reason to.


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