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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    Dear Jos,

    so you didn't even touch the display, yet it is failing now? That is not the way displays go bad typically, they rather fade or sometimes the internal power supply for the display in the Boom fails which causes the display to never turn on.
    Maybe there is an easier way out for you. If the display can still show you stuff but it is distorted, a Xilinx reset or a factory reset might help.
    This page (at the bottom) has guides on how to do the reset: http://wiki.funkydojo.com/mediawiki/index.php/Squeezebox_Boom
    Please give this a try first and let us all know how it turned out. I can still take a direct look at the Boom if it stays distorted.

    Regards
    Joe
    Thx for the reply. I tried factory & xilinx reset, but to no avail. Actually, only if I leave the power unplugged for long enough (say 2 minutes), the display show some distorted text that is halfway readable, however, after a few seconds nothing shows anymore. I'm able to get a few steps through the networking setup, but after I select wired or wireless, it seems to reboot, and doesn't react to anything anymore after that.

  2. #82
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    Hi All,

    my boom is back alive, thanks to JoeMuc2009! He repaired the display and a few other things swiftly and with style :-).

    Thanks Joe!

    jos

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    MN16032G display

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    What you need is the Noritake MN16032G display. The "G" at the end is actually a version indicator and can differ, you are fine as long as it is a MN16032. They are hard to find anywhere on the web though.
    Where are you based? If it's somewhere in Europe, I can send you one for 40 EUR (including VAT) plus shipping. In the US, I used to recommend the Noritake sales office, however, they seem to have a ridiculous price model in the US so they would charge 80 USD plus tax plus shipping. So it's still cheaper if I send you a display from Germany.
    Hi Joe,

    I just got a used Boom on eBay and it seems the display is burned. Noritake doesn't offer the MN16032G on their website any more. Would you have by any change a Boom display left that I could buy from you. I'm located in Berlin.

    Regards,
    David

  4. #84
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    Hi I am in Chicago and am looking for MN16032G or MN16032GB display. thank you if you can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfake View Post
    Hi I am in Chicago and am looking for MN16032G or MN16032GB display. thank you if you can help.
    From earlier in this thread this might be worth a try.
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post830500

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    From earlier in this thread this might be worth a try.
    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post830500
    Sent you a PM


    PN me if your Boom / Classic / Transporter display has issues!

    Blog: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?ri...50753#allposts

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    All right people, a new blog post is online, illustrating display issues that the VFD models (SLIMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3, Boom, Transporter) may have.

    https://joes-tech-blog.blogspot.com/2020/06/vacuum-fluorescent-displays-how-they.html

    I have created a Squeezebox Server plugin named DisplayTest (downloadable from GitHub) that has the sole purpose of turning the entire VFD (all pixels) on at the currently-set brightness level. This makes shadowing caused by burnt-in pixels very apparent and also helps identify filament starvation. A reference to the plugin can be found in the blog post.

    Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions!


    PN me if your Boom / Classic / Transporter display has issues!

    Blog: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?ri...50753#allposts

  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMuc2009 View Post
    All right people, a new blog post is online, illustrating display issues that the VFD models (SLIMP3, SB1, SB2, SB3, Boom, Transporter) may have.

    https://joes-tech-blog.blogspot.com/2020/06/vacuum-fluorescent-displays-how-they.html

    I have created a Squeezebox Server plugin named DisplayTest (downloadable from GitHub) that has the sole purpose of turning the entire VFD (all pixels) on at the currently-set brightness level. This makes shadowing caused by burnt-in pixels very apparent and also helps identify filament starvation. A reference to the plugin can be found in the blog post.
    Thanks, Joe!

    FYI, on the subject of burnt-in pixels, my FuzzyTime plugin can be used to replace the standard date and time screensaver and configured to move the displayed time slowly from side to side, to better distribute the pixel wear.

    At one point a few years back I had a locally-hacked copy of SuperDateTime that also used the FuzzyTime display shift settings, but I've long abandoned that. My weather condition icon positioning was always a little clunky and I eventually gave up maintaining my local patches. :-/
    owner of the stuff at https://tuxreborn.netlify.app/
    (which used to reside at www.tux.org/~peterw/)
    Note: The best way to reach me is email or PM, as I don't spend much time on the forums.
    Free plugins: AllQuiet Auto Dim/AutoDisplay BlankSaver ContextMenu DenonSerial
    FuzzyTime KidsPlay KitchenTimer PlayLog PowerCenter/BottleRocket SaverSwitcher
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