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Subject: RE: [chromapolaris] Re: replacement membrane panels

From: "Paul D. DeRocco" <pderocco@...>
Date: 2011-04-07

> From: F Aitken
>
> Forgive my lack of knowledge with the internals of the
> Polaris. The left side of the membrane panel does not work,
> i.e. button presses don't do anything, though the sliders on
> that side work. I opened the Polaris some time ago and
> noticed the cracked ribbon cable that is the source of the
> problem. Is this part of the membrane panel, or is it a
> connection between 2 circuit boards beneath the panel? I
> can't quite remember how it looked in there and I don't have
> the service manual. Anyway the buttons do function on the
> right side, so I'm assuming the left side would work, if the
> ribbon cable was replaced or fixed. I would be interested in
> a membrane panel, if it would fix my current problem. Thanks! Frank

That's the tail of the membrane panel, and that's what always fails. I think
the left panel is more likely to fail, because of the tight bend in the
tail, but I've got a bad right panel tail too.

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Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco
Paul mailto:pderocco@...