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    Narco radio display

    The display in my Narco Com 810 TSO has been getting worse & worse.
    It dims to nothing at night, and even just on a dark day or in the hangar.
    I finally decided to address the problem.
    Did some research & determined that I needed Narco display p/n 50226-0001.
    Found a few on ebay for $200-250, but I ended up buying one from DigiKey.com.
    Their p/n 541-1411-ND, $146 delivered.

    Easy to install- remove freq knobs w/ an itty-bitty allen key,
    then remove radio faceplate by removing two small plastic screws on each end.
    Then gently slide the old display (a flat piece of glass) up a bit, then out and away from radio.
    Slide new display into place & reassemble.
    Nothing to it.
    FWIW I talked to a couple local radio guys, either one would have nicked me a c-note to do it.
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    That is good news. I have one of those, and so far the only problem is its dim feature is reversed - dim for day and bright for night. Oh, and it takes a special network to input nav ID tones.

    If it ever fails completely, I will install a Garmin com. But for now, I shall record your source in the logbook!

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    I have a working Narco available. Make me an offer.


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    This is strange, it don't show anything unless you shine a flashlight on the little light sensor than it shows all digits BRIGHT. Maybe I need that part you replaced. It works fine as long as I have a light to shine on it, day or night its blank but shine a light onto the sensor and brightens all digits.
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    Weird. Mine is the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub1999 View Post
    This is strange, it don't show anything unless you shine a flashlight on the little light sensor than it shows all digits BRIGHT. Maybe I need that part you replaced. It works fine as long as I have a light to shine on it, day or night its blank but shine a light onto the sensor and brightens all digits.
    Same symptoms as mine had.
    I would guess that a new display would cure it, just like it did mine.
    There is a dimmer adjustment, but it only controls how "dim" it gets in the dark--
    doesn't effect how bright it gets in the light.
    You might try tweaking it anyway--
    there should be an itty-bitty hole just to the right of the freq knobs.
    Stick a jeweler size screwdriver in there and give her a bit of a twist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windy View Post
    I have a working Narco available. Make me an offer.
    I thought about buying a replacement.
    There was one on ebay at the time,
    "just removed" and "working when removed".
    Yeah, maybe so...but maybe not.
    $400 buy it now plus $50 S&H, $250 starting bid.
    I think it went for not much more than that.
    But getting used stuff (esp electronics) is kind of like buying a pig in a poke.
    My radio worked just dandy except for the display issue,
    I'm g
    lad I went the repair route.
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