DM24 Screen Repair

Discussion in 'TASCAM DM-24' started by dougal2, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Robert Bondi

    Robert Bondi New Member

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    Haha, you are from 2seemy, aren't you?
  2. dougal2

    dougal2 New Member

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    Hi all,

    So several years later, I finally dust down my DM24 again with a determination to repair it.

    I went ahead and ordered a new LCD from a chinese supplier on ebay - and I suspect that I might need to perform the resistor modification. However, the board layout and component numbering is different on the PCB that I got. R3 is close to the same chip (LA6324N) as on the instructions earlier in this thread, but I cannot be sure that it is the same component, or even what it's value is.

    I suppose the first thing to do is install it in the DM24 and see what happens. I suppose I might be lucky and not need to modify the new LCD? ;)

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  3. Makkelmarc

    Makkelmarc New Member

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    Hi!

    Just found another way out to get rid of the lines in the DM-24 display. Since i stored the DM-24 in a room with a high humiditylevel the lines began to appear. With a heardryer (föhn) I blew hot air into the topgrid of the screen for several minutes. At first nothing seemed to happen, but when i took a look after i waiting an hour, half of the lines disappeared! It seems like the lines dissappear when the screen cools down. So I repeated this till i was happy with the result.

    Pictures before and after (with contrastknob turned to left):

    Before
    IMG_3595.JPG

    After
    IMG_3603.JPG

    Hopefully this will help some people out! At least my DM-24 is workable again. :)
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016
  4. dougal2

    dougal2 New Member

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  5. guenter06

    guenter06 New Member

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    Hello,

    does anyone know if there are LCD screens for the DM 24 available in the meantime?

    I would rather appreciate a new LCD than the 2seemy option.

    guenter06
  6. cmaffia

    cmaffia Moderator Staff Member

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    Any repair or replacement is a short term solution. Bullet proof and cost effective plan is get the 2SeeMy card IMO.
  7. guenter06

    guenter06 New Member

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    cmaffia Moderator Staff Member

    Any repair or replacement is a short term solution. Bullet proof and cost effective plan is get the 2SeeMy card IMO.


    cmaffia,
    why a "short term solution"? What is the problem with a replacement? There are millions of LCDs working.
  8. cmaffia

    cmaffia Moderator Staff Member

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    @guenter06 It's no secret and a well documented fact that the LCD screen used in the DM line of mixers is the machine's weakest link. The replacement isn't an improved revision and will last as long as the original and in some cases less. I have 2 dm3200's and had replaced the LCD screen 3 times before upgrading both to the the 2seemy solution. If it hasn't happened to yours after 3-4 years then consider yourself lucky. History shows it's only a matter of time before you get a line and once that happens, its terminal. I'd bet the majority here will tell you they've either replaced or live with lines in their screens. My 3rd and final replacement direct from Tascam cost me $238 including shipping. Tascam only provides a 90-day warranty. It lasted 10 months.
  9. SkywaveTDR

    SkywaveTDR Active Member

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    Don't Feel bad. I have had to replace the display screen on a Yamaha console that cost $21,000 and it took two guys to move it around and turn it over. It looked good when done but how long will it last being on 24/7? Not my problem as I am no longer Chief Engineer there anymore. The back light went out.
  10. zcon

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  11. Arjan P

    Arjan P Well-Known Member

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    Considering the bad rep on these displays, it's at least a stab in the dark.. I replaced my DM3200 display with the original part once and it has stayed OK up till now (knock on wood), but I consider it pure luck. I have the 2Seemy too, so if this one fails I won't replace it again.