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Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by TheMechanic » 08 Feb 2013, 17:46

Hi

I have a pro 2006 with no back light, is this a common problem?

I do get the normal voltages on the dimmer switch so looks like the transformers etc are fine.

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by bigpimp347 » 08 Feb 2013, 19:32

yes very common,
you can buy replacement LED's off ebay from the US about £15 posted.
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by nerdsville » 08 Feb 2013, 19:57

I've replaced the back lights on a PRO2006 and PRO2022, they are electroluminescent (EL) panels and you can buy small sheets (in various colours) which you just cut down to size (making sure when you do to include the contacts) I got mine from ebay (click for link) for just £12

Doing my PRO2022 and the more fiddly PRO2006

and a more detailed step by step guide http://nr8o.dhlpilotcentral.com/?p=153
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by bigbassman » 08 Feb 2013, 20:42

Sorry nerdsville but I couldn't help commenting on your use of the 'Clit Bang degreaser'.Sounds like interesting stuff right enough. :D
I've done both my 2006s in quick succession in the past few months.Seems that when you've done one,the second is that little bit easier.
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by nerdsville » 08 Feb 2013, 20:47

bigbassman wrote:Sorry nerdsville but I couldn't help commenting on your use of the 'Clit Bang degreaser'.Sounds like interesting stuff right enough. :D
I've done both my 2006s in quick succession in the past few months.Seems that when you've done one,the second is that little bit easier.
:lol: :lol: can I blame the spell checker rather than a Freudian slip?
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by TheMechanic » 08 Feb 2013, 21:27

Yes, I've ordered a EL back light, from eBay

Do you guys power it from the original source keeping the dimmer button?

Thanks for the link Nerdsville

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by bigbassman » 08 Feb 2013, 23:12

My replacement came from the States already cut to size and involved a bit of dismantling,unplugging stuff,and a couple of nuts and bolts.The actual replacement involved unsoldering 2 little contacts,removing a little bit of glue,sliding out the old display,sliding in the new one and resoldering the new contacts to the existing terminals.Assembly was a reverse of the dismantling process.Everything is then just as it was before,dimmer button included.

Pretty straightforward,but the US seller did include pretty thorough instructions,which helped a lot.
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by bigbassman » 08 Feb 2013, 23:14

1 X PRO 2006 1 X DX-394 1 X GRE PSR 282 1 X UBC780XLT with ProScan 1 X Pro43 2 X Uniden UBC9000XLT Tristar777 LCL 2740.

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by TheMechanic » 08 Feb 2013, 23:19

bigbassman wrote:This is where I got mine from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Realistic-Pro ... 5e5&_uhb=1

Looks like place I ordered mine from, hope gets here soon.

Get scanner second hand, has been modded, has cut diode on back of display board, but has 2 cut not one?

Also has a resistor cut on main board, not sure why as yet

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by dynamite40 » 14 Mar 2015, 17:54

hi guys
i know this is a old post but for anyone who is still after a back light for there realistic scanner i have found this place that are doing them for £5 (half price at the moment )in a choice of colors
it is larger than the original so will need cutting down
ordered one today free post for my 2006 well pleased :D
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http://elwirecraft.co.uk/el-products/el ... -scanners/

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by bigbassman » 15 Mar 2015, 15:11

Good to know.Thanx for that.Fancy colours as well.Thats handy.When you read of the palaver some people go thru just to change the backlight colour on their display.
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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by dynamite40 » 15 Mar 2015, 23:38

your welcome bassman
couldn't resist then tron blue myself lol

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by tonymagic53 » 17 Feb 2016, 21:54

Bought one a couple of days ago for my pro 206 after dynamite40's recommendation, £5 with paypal including vat and posting. 45 minutes fitting (most time trying to find scissors {bnghd} ), works great. thanks for sharing the info dynamite40 :thumbup: .

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by dynamite40 » 18 Feb 2016, 22:48

your welcome glad to help

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Re: Realistic pro 2006 back light

Post by Thermocline » 11 Aug 2016, 16:58

I've been looking at changing the back light for ages - its barely visible on dim and only a little better on normal. Great post. Still a fiver today.

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