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'[EE]: Fluke meter LCD problem -- THE SOLUTION !'
2002\08\11@020207 by Pic Dude

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Hmmm...  I post the message and head out the door.
While I'm watching hot rods and drinking, you folks
are hard at work trying to solve my problem.  I just
got back in and read thru the responses, tried a
couple things and the problems is solved.  I freakin'
love it!!!!  :-)


So here are responses to all the thoughts, opinions,
questions and suggestions posted...

- Had the meter for at least 13 years now (I was in
still in the Caribbean back then, and there was no
one there who could service it there, so I just lived
with the dim display) for a while, and it's been
sitting unused for quite some time.

- Yes, I did also notice that a super fresh battery
would perk up the display a bit, but it would fade
very soon after.

- No, I don't have a rechargeable battery for it.

- Yes, I did try a very fresh Energizer, but the
display was almost non-existent today.  So what is
the ratio test actually measuring?

- Same here, I own a bunch of cheaper LCD DMM's, and
none of them have this problem.

- Tried the ratio test, but could not read the
display enough to see the results.

- Not sure why a remote control should be "icky" inside,
but perhaps there's a *remote* way to clean it?  :-)

- Think I'll avoid chemical contact cleaners as much
as possible.  Ever since I wiped off a leather sofa
with Zap household cleaner and it totally dissolved
the threads, I'm a sceptic of chemicals.

- Yes, someone can tell you what type of material is
in the zebra strips.  I just do not happen to be that
person.

- SOLUTION ...  Popped open the case and "erased" the
little rubber zebra strip with the white eraser built
into a mechanical pencil.  Bingo!  Display is sharper
than it has ever been.

Thanks much everyone!  Can't believe I've had this
laying around unused for over a dozen years.

Cheers,
-Neil.

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2002\08\11@022112 by Randy Jones

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Neil,

Great news -- glad it was that easy.

>>While I'm watching hot rods and drinking...

You aren't at Hot August Nights in Reno, NV by any chance, are you?

Randy


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2002\08\11@024810 by Pic Dude

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Nope... local Saturday night gathering of hot rods
and kit cars.  Austin, TX.

-Neil.



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2002\08\11@045745 by Jinx

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> - Not sure why a remote control should be "icky" inside,
> but perhaps there's a *remote* way to clean it?  :-)

They get contaminated with sweat, dust, body oil, grime,
need I go on........

You wouldn't think they could get so gross inside but they do

Eventually the muck makes its way to the buttons and you
have to press harder and harder to get the thing to work

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