Matriks wrote:invhide wrote: The thing is that I got to find someone I trust that can service my Sp here in Switzerland..
That's a hard one around here
Maybe you can contact Forum member Jibber, he knows some address(es)... Eventually he helps you out..
If it's just about soldering some parts I can do it for you.
Yep, I asked Jibber already, but as I'm living in Welschland it's a bit too far away! Thanks a lot for offering your help, but I wouldn't ask you to come here just for soldering a some points!
Horseclick wrote:i phoned my tech this is what he said.
all sp's sp12 sp1200 grey and sp1200 black shipped with lcd screen with backlights Sp12/sp1200 grey shipped with the same display black reissue e-mu couldnt source the same ones so had to build a small circuit board to accommodate the newer screen with the dual row of pins on the side of the display.
all the front panel circuit boards shipped with inverters to power the el foil its a small black box on rear of the front panel.
so perhaps your el foil needs replacing to light up your current screen he said its only 2 wires to do that, or your inverter is dead which is not needed if your going to go ahead and install a vfd.
good luck brother
Thanks for asking this!
Yes, you're actually absolutely right. I never noticed this before but my screen has a very very low backlight (seems blue). I saw this yesterday at night fall while still working on my sp. But, I will probably change the entire display as the viewing angle is so poor..
Just need a tech.. as I got to resolder a pad, change some slider and change the display...