Fluke meter LCD problem -- THE SOLUTION !
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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
- 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.
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