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You can replace your Pronto screen.
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Post 76 made on Saturday January 12, 2002 at 14:06
adrianmayne
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I, like many others, recently cracked my Pronto screen. Having replaced it I thought it would be useful to post my experience.

Having read all the threads on this forum about screens a relpacement screen was ordered from www.earthlcd.com

The new screen was a Samsung UG24U01WGHT3A. The old screen was the 'B' version. It took about an hour to fit, probably 'cause I'm a newbe to electronics!

After fitting the screen the customary 'two' beeps were heard, and the display is OK - NO black bars as some have described. I will admit, it's not a perfect display, but not far off.

I live in the UK, and despite many web searches could not find a UK supplier. Shipping costs were only $35 the screen $39 - the screw driver (Torx6) 4.79 from Maplin's - much cheaper than 150 for a new one!

Finally, I would like to thank all those on this forum for posting their thoughts, to www.remotecrentral.com for hosting the site and especially to www.joey6p.com, a great site, and Tom.
Post 77 made on Tuesday May 7, 2002 at 09:59
dirk_diggler
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If you are searching for a replacement screen for you Pronto, you have hit the annals of knowledge.
Thanks to all the people who have posted pictures, contacts, and experiences on replacing the screen.
I ordered mine from www.earthlcd.com by calling their offices directly. Their service was excellent and I had my remote the next day by FedEx. I, unfortunately, did not find a single T6 screwdriver and had to buy the set for $24 at Home Depot. Add that to the $30 for the screen and the $25 bucks to FedEx Overnight (I couldn't wait to put my remotes away again!!) and you get $79 bucks. Still $70 (not including shipping) less than a refurbished unit with the additional satisfaction of fixing it yourself.
My screen took me about 5 minutes to replace, since I had done a few practice runs with the old screen. I recommend you practice unplugging and replugging in the ribbon cable to the screen and get comfortable with it before you attempt the install (I would do it before you order the replacement screen to see if it is loose). Once you know your way around the remote, the fix is a snap.
The new screen is sharper and less sensitive to the touch (as aforementioned) but it works great.

Thanks again to all the people who posted and to earthlcd for their service.

Happy viewing!
Post 78 made on Tuesday May 7, 2002 at 11:33
ECHOSLOB
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I would never use a tool once and return it to Home Depot. :)
Post 79 made on Monday May 13, 2002 at 13:00
Jennifer
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Thank you to all who have contacted us and referred us for LCD screen replacement on the Pronto remote. We monitor forum feedback and it is terrific to hear of the good experiences as well as areas of improvement with Earth LCD. Great forum, educational postings, and we appreciate being a part of it. Thanks again, Sincerely,
Jennifer Arnold
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Earth LCD
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www.earthlcd.com
Post 80 made on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at 16:35
Christian Klingspor
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This is fantastic!

Last friday, one of my sons cracked my pronto screen by sitting on it!!! I ordered a new screen from earthlcd and got shipping confirmation saturday morning. Monday morning, FedEx delivered the new screen to my home here in Sweden. The switch took about 5 minutes, and now everything is working just fine. :-D
Post 81 made on Thursday June 6, 2002 at 08:49
Darnitol
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Has anyone dug around to see if there's a replacement screen out there that uses a whiter lighting element? I love my Pronto, but I hate that green backlight. I know this is probably a pipedream, but what the heck... such a screen might exist. After all, 240 x 320 is pretty standard.

Dale
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Post 82 made on Friday August 2, 2002 at 15:42
the1jake
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On 05/07/02 09:59.43, dirk_diggler said...
If you are searching for a replacement screen
for you Pronto, you have hit the annals of knowledge.

Thanks to all the people who have posted pictures,
contacts, and experiences on replacing the screen.

I ordered mine from www.earthlcd.com by calling
their offices directly. Their service was excellent
and I had my remote the next day by FedEx. I,
unfortunately, did not find a single T6 screwdriver
and had to buy the set for $24 at Home Depot.
Add that to the $30 for the screen and the $25
bucks to FedEx Overnight (I couldn't wait to put
my remotes away again!!) and you get $79 bucks.
Still $70 (not including shipping) less than a
refurbished unit with the additional satisfaction
of fixing it yourself.
My screen took me about 5 minutes to replace,
since I had done a few practice runs with the
old screen. I recommend you practice unplugging
and replugging in the ribbon cable to the screen
and get comfortable with it before you attempt
the install (I would do it before you order the
replacement screen to see if it is loose). Once
you know your way around the remote, the fix is
a snap.
The new screen is sharper and less sensitive to
the touch (as aforementioned) but it works great.

Thanks again to all the people who posted and
to earthlcd for their service.

Happy viewing!

I thought it was only $99 for replacement and/or repair of the pronto. (was $149, but now reduced)
Post 83 made on Friday August 2, 2002 at 15:57
McNasty
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On 08/02/02 15:42.56, the1jake said...
I thought it was only $99 for replacement and/or
repair of the pronto. (was $149, but now reduced)

I just bought one from earthlcd.com for $59

Actually I just got it and it took less than 15 minutes to remove the old one and put it in. It looks great!

This message was edited by McNasty on 08/02/02 17:38.45.
Post 84 made on Wednesday August 7, 2002 at 18:15
the1jake
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I was referring to the cost Phillips charges to fix the lcd screen, not a do-it-yourself.

btw, how does the new screen look in comparison to the old?
Post 85 made on Friday September 27, 2002 at 16:16
ZeNeR
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plis, some of you have the full information of the samsung uc24u01, i mean, the pdf of the full operation and all the other stuff, times, etc
Post 86 made on Monday October 21, 2002 at 23:14
Carl
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This really works! My TSU2000 was dropped once too many and the screen went black. I ordered the replacement screen on a Thursday and received it on Monday.

Everyone suffered thru the weekend with anywhere from 3 to 6 remotes at a time. The installation process took under 30 minutes. It is so nice to have it back!
Post 87 made on Friday November 15, 2002 at 10:32
Klona
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Just to tell you that I change my broken lcd of a Marantz RU-890 :
L303517-1
PCB576
3340 023 50471
P7758
MD576TN00-E2T

by a UG24U01WGHT3A from EarthLCD : [Link: earthlcd.com]

Delivered FedEx 2 days after order (USA-France)


Just a bit of plastic cutting, nothing important.
Touchscreen a bit less sensitive, but perhaps because new.

Perfect for me. Thanks to all who find this great solution.

Post 88 made on Friday November 22, 2002 at 15:18
tfriedel
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I had a -M also.
When I took apart the refurb Pronto with the $1.99 Sears Torx T6 tool, I noticed 1 of 3 screws were holding the LCD, and 2 of 4 were holding the circuit board. I put all three on the LCD,and now it works. Best $1.99 I ever spent. Need to find three more screws for the circuit board though.
tom
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Post 89 made on Tuesday April 15, 2003 at 13:25
Peter Bamford
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I've just seen an old thread on replacement screens for the euro Pronto. Did you ever find a UK source for the screens?
Post 90 made on Wednesday May 7, 2003 at 19:42
Jennifer
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On 12/18/00 14:09, Jon Long said...
Will:

Thanks for posting your experience! I was just
sitting here at work looking at my LCD panel wondering
what I should do. Send it back for a refund, or
attempt to get the G revision of the screen ?!

It is good to know I was not alone with the vertical
bar problem. At least it shows there is some incompatibility
between the Rev A. screen and the Pronto. The
odds are that both of our screens are not defective,
rather there is something incompatible.

I think I will give Earth Computer Tech a call
and see if they can track me down a Rev. G screen.
Then again, I'm not too thrilled with having to
make the 5mm cutouts in the screen holder in order
for the screen to fit. Thanks !

- Jon
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