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Please count me in for 2, too! TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Hey Scott, you finally joined us! ;)

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Below are some pictures of the disassembly of a Microvision, as well as the other 4 samples I received. As mentioned, the new screens have the top polarizer and bottom polarizing reflector attached to the glass, so re-assembly reverses all the steps, except you don't need the front polarizer. I did use the polarizing reflector, only because it helps keep the side Zebra connector in the correct place. Re-installation with the new LCD took about 5 minutes (although I've put these together a few times before).

 

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How hard were they to install? Pretty straight forward? Basic soldering?

 

It looks fantastic, awesome work on this!

 

See pictures above. If all goes well, and the supplier can fix the contrast range, then no soldering is required. If they can't fix it, then one resistor (I would supply) would need to be installed in parallel with one of the existing resistors. This could be done by soldering ideally, or optionally with a couple of drops of conductive epoxy.

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just as a side note..... once these start getting into systems and people see what a new screen looks like, this project is gonna spread like crazy. This is something that MV fans have wanted for so long and with all screens eventually dying over time, this will be an absolute MUST for future generations to enjoy them.

 

Thanks again 5-11under for bringing this to fruition! :thumbsup:

 

P.S. so how does one go about getting into the Microvision Brotherhood? I want in!

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Below are some pictures of the disassembly of a Microvision, as well as the other 4 samples I received. As mentioned, the new screens have the top polarizer and bottom polarizing reflector attached to the glass, so re-assembly reverses all the steps, except you don't need the front polarizer. I did use the polarizing reflector, only because it helps keep the side Zebra connector in the correct place. Re-installation with the new LCD took about 5 minutes (although I've put these together a few times before).

 

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Thanks so much for doing this. I hesitated in picking up a Microvision because of the screen rot issue. I posted a preorder request for 3 screens :)

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As an FYI, the supplier is still looking into the contrast range issue. There was some delay because I had to do some investigating and voltage measuring. Hopefully that will be resolved soon. When resolved, I'll set a future date (1-2 weeks) for any final pre-orders before ordering the production run. At the same time, I'll publish a closer estimate on the final prices. That will give everyone 1-2 weeks to update their request, in case the lower price changes things.

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Am I too late to pre-order? I just got my hands on a Microvision...paid $20 for it, but it has the dreaded screen rot.

 

Count me in for a replacement screen, if I'm not tardy to the party! :)

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Sorry for the lack of update. Been busy. As it turns out, to fix/tune the contrast, I need to send the supplier a Microvision. I'm preparing to send that out this week. There will be a delay here, but the project is still on.

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