Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

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Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby William » Sat May 22, 2010 12:26 am

Hello,

The pixel display on my E36 18-buttons OBC is losing. I opened it and found that the flat cable connecting the LCD display unit is partially breaking down causing the lost pixel display problem. While replacing it is an expensive option, does any one know if this unit can be repair ? Thanks for your advise in advance.
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby newbie » Sat May 22, 2010 1:38 am

maybe you could just replace the cable? or is it the light bulb?

i replaced the light bulbs once and they could be bought at 'German' autoparts

or you could try http://www.ebay.co.uk
search 'e36 button' and i see sth that you may want
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby William » Sat May 22, 2010 5:10 pm

Flat cable attached to the LCD is not easy to be replaced unless you have the right tools and skill. It is not the light bulb. I spoke with a guy who can repair the speedometer. He said it will cost about HK$ 1,000 to repair the OBC. It sounds expensive though.
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby gcpb » Sun May 23, 2010 11:21 am

I got one from ebay a few months ago for USD50 shipped.
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby William » Sun May 23, 2010 1:55 pm

Will probably try that. Thanks.
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby William » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:34 am

Purchased a used one from eBay, arrived today, installed and works well now..........
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby StephenIMM » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:24 pm

Congrats!!
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Re: Repair - Losing Display Pixel on E36 On Board Computer

Postby William » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:43 pm

Thanks Stephen. I wil still try to find someone who can do a cheap repair for the defective one. then I will have a spare unit.
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