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Old 12-02-2012, 07:33 AM
white_lancer white_lancer is offline
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Nav Screen cutting out

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My sat nav screen used to cut out every 20 minutes or so whilst driving along. The screen would go black for about a second and then come back on again. Almost as if it were loosing power for a split second. I took it all apart today and cleaned the ends of the ribbon cables with some 400 grit wet and dry. I think there may have been a dry joint in one end of the ribbon cable as it seems to have solved the problem. the screen does not cut out any more.





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Old 12-04-2012, 10:20 AM
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My Navigation used to do the same (cut in and out) now for the most part when i am driving it remains a completely dark screen with additional flickers that make it seem that its just begging to come back on. do you think this could be a similar situation? if so how difficult was it for you to remove the screen?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:24 AM
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It just happened to me. My NAV screen needed to be replaced. BMW wanted $2,900 for a reconditioned one. I found a brand new screen on eBay for a small fraction of the price (250) then costed 100 for install. I got new knobs for the radio. It works as a charm and looks new. eBay German auto recycler in riverside. Tom helped me and was right on the money with the NAV screen. I was afraid to starve the dog buying a reconditioned and was not necessary. It only needed a screen.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:28 AM
Luca Forcellini Luca Forcellini is offline
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I advise against removing the screen yourself unless you are a wiz. I tried and damaged a ribbon tape that was impossible to replace. It takes the hands of a clockmaker, just like splitting isotopes. An expert hand does it in 40 min. Tom was the choice. I goofed the first time.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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How difficult was it for you to remove the screen?
I thought it was a reasonably easy job to do - but I am an electronics engineer.
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