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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-05, 11:01 PM
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Tired of that damn radio display.

After fixing it for 5-6 time I gave up on the DIY solution. Now, where can I
get a power board for the display that won't go bad ? Have they redesigned
it to stop it form over heating ?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-05, 12:01 AM
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

I am assuming that yours is the Mach radio -- would be nice if you shared
that secret with us...

Pioneeer is the manufacturer of this radio, and sells replacement parts
(1-800-421-1404, http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com)... Ordering P/N
HWM5469 (around $90) gets you a three-board kit, one of which is the display
power board that you need. Mine has so far worked perfectly for 9 months.
That's about all the testimony I can offer.
The only visible change is that those nasty high power resistors have been
raised about 1/4" above the board surface. This is standard practice for
leaded resistors, meant to reduce board heating, which should have been
followed in the original product. But in a tiny space and without any
airflow, I suspect that the benefit is not much. Perhaps they also changed
some component values to improve efficiency -- no way to tell without
schematics. One of these days I'll open the case and look for signs of
overheating; hopefully it won't be because the thing stopped working...

To be fair, not that long ago at least one person used to make a living
repairing these boards. His cost was about the same as the (brand new)
Pioneer kit. He claimed that his repair includes improvements and offered a
warranty. I have never seen his work and can't say anything about it. If
memory serves, the url was something like 'sharedmemory.com' -- google the
archives of this group, if interested.

<zotiREMOVERTHISPART@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> After fixing it for 5-6 time I gave up on the DIY solution. Now, where can

I
> get a power board for the display that won't go bad ? Have they redesigned
> it to stop it form over heating ?



 
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

I thought only one kind of radio does this. And yes, mine is the mach (CD
and cassette).

Damn, for $90 I would consider going with a new head unit. Do you know any
models that would work with the CD changer ?

"Happy Traveler" <happy_traveler@abc.net> wrote in message
news:S8OdnQmyR6PRH-DeRVn-qQ@comcast.com...
> I am assuming that yours is the Mach radio -- would be nice if you shared
> that secret with us...
>
> Pioneeer is the manufacturer of this radio, and sells replacement parts
> (1-800-421-1404, http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com)... Ordering P/N
> HWM5469 (around $90) gets you a three-board kit, one of which is the

display
> power board that you need. Mine has so far worked perfectly for 9 months.
> That's about all the testimony I can offer.
> The only visible change is that those nasty high power resistors have been
> raised about 1/4" above the board surface. This is standard practice for
> leaded resistors, meant to reduce board heating, which should have been
> followed in the original product. But in a tiny space and without any
> airflow, I suspect that the benefit is not much. Perhaps they also changed
> some component values to improve efficiency -- no way to tell without
> schematics. One of these days I'll open the case and look for signs of
> overheating; hopefully it won't be because the thing stopped working...
>
> To be fair, not that long ago at least one person used to make a living
> repairing these boards. His cost was about the same as the (brand new)
> Pioneer kit. He claimed that his repair includes improvements and offered

a
> warranty. I have never seen his work and can't say anything about it. If
> memory serves, the url was something like 'sharedmemory.com' -- google the
> archives of this group, if interested.
>
> <zotiREMOVERTHISPART@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:NP6dnep2eozA7-DeRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> > After fixing it for 5-6 time I gave up on the DIY solution. Now, where

can
> I
> > get a power board for the display that won't go bad ? Have they

redesigned
> > it to stop it form over heating ?

>
>



 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-05, 11:01 AM
Jon Maurer
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

In article <S8OdnQmyR6PRH-DeRVn-qQ@comcast.com>, happy_traveler@abc.net
says...

>
> To be fair, not that long ago at least one person used to make a living
> repairing these boards. His cost was about the same as the (brand new)
> Pioneer kit. He claimed that his repair includes improvements and offered a
> warranty. I have never seen his work and can't say anything about it. If
> memory serves, the url was something like 'sharedmemory.com' -- google the
> archives of this group, if interested.
>
> <zotiREMOVERTHISPART@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:NP6dnep2eozA7-DeRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> > After fixing it for 5-6 time I gave up on the DIY solution. Now, where can

> I
> > get a power board for the display that won't go bad ? Have they redesigned
> > it to stop it form over heating ?

>
>

I used the service of the person you mentioned above and my [repaired]
radio is working fine. Wish I could say the same for my message center
display, but that's another story.

Here's the contact info:

Duane Harrison
dharrison@ab-tech-inc.com
www.shareamemory.com/radio
www.FixYourRadio.com
www.FixYourFord.com

Jon
 
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-18-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

I fixed it myself 5 or 6 times and it's working fine for a few months and
then go bad again.

"Jon Maurer" <jonmaurer@nospam.charter.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1de7ec008fc2f47a98968a@nntp.charter.net...
> In article <S8OdnQmyR6PRH-DeRVn-qQ@comcast.com>, happy_traveler@abc.net
> says...
>
> >
> > To be fair, not that long ago at least one person used to make a living
> > repairing these boards. His cost was about the same as the (brand new)
> > Pioneer kit. He claimed that his repair includes improvements and

offered a
> > warranty. I have never seen his work and can't say anything about it. If
> > memory serves, the url was something like 'sharedmemory.com' -- google

the
> > archives of this group, if interested.
> >
> > <zotiREMOVERTHISPART@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:NP6dnep2eozA7-DeRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> > > After fixing it for 5-6 time I gave up on the DIY solution. Now, where

can
> > I
> > > get a power board for the display that won't go bad ? Have they

redesigned
> > > it to stop it form over heating ?

> >
> >

> I used the service of the person you mentioned above and my [repaired]
> radio is working fine. Wish I could say the same for my message center
> display, but that's another story.
>
> Here's the contact info:
>
> Duane Harrison
> dharrison@ab-tech-inc.com
> www.shareamemory.com/radio
> www.FixYourRadio.com
> www.FixYourFord.com
>
> Jon



 
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-06, 05:01 PM
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

Has any one come up with a solution to this problem yet? I believe that I
have this same system you all are speaking of. It's in the 98 Eddie Baur
edition Explorer, has a CD & Casette along with a 6 Disc Changer in the
arm rest console. Everything works but the display, evry now and then it
will display all the LCD functions then poof, it's gone again for another
3 months or so. If any one has a solution please tell me. Thanks Chris

 
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-06, 10:01 PM
Kenneth Fields
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

http://www.shareamemory.com/radio/



"cbroussard" <cbroussard4@cox.net> wrote in message
news:36221359c11af2059ec5f0f13731001e@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> Has any one come up with a solution to this problem yet? I believe that I
> have this same system you all are speaking of. It's in the 98 Eddie Baur
> edition Explorer, has a CD & Casette along with a 6 Disc Changer in the
> arm rest console. Everything works but the display, evry now and then it
> will display all the LCD functions then poof, it's gone again for another
> 3 months or so. If any one has a solution please tell me. Thanks Chris
>



 
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-08, 07:51 AM
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Re: Tired of that damn radio display.

Fixed Mine By Re Soldering Board And Raising Resistors,worked Fine For 3 Yrs Or So And Poof It Quit Again,theese Radios Are Junk,poor Engineering And Design,ford Should Have Recalled And Replaced Free Of Charge But Apparently They Dont Care Since They Have Already Sold You The Car And Put Your Money In The Bank,so What To Do.you Can Act Like Its No Big Deal And Buy Another Ford ,or You Can Buy A Piece Of Junk Gm Product.kinda Like The 08 Presidential Race,either Way We Are Hosed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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