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Old 27 December 2020, 05:49   #1
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Hello! I thought these might be useful for some of you with ageing raymarine gear.

You don't realize how long some of these youtube videos take when you are trying to film yourself and show detail at the same time!!!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8...Xy7lHgmSOFiA5w
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Good stuff. I don't even have a chart-plotter, but interesting all the same.

The original Raymarine light diode, I take it's pointless to replace, given the work to strip it down? I've used these LED light strips before, cheap and will probably outlive the plotter.
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Good stuff. I don't even have a chart-plotter, but interesting all the same.

The original Raymarine light diode, I take it's pointless to replace, given the work to strip it down? I've used these LED light strips before, cheap and will probably outlive the plotter.
Yes, impossible to find. Raymarine do not sell them new and second hand they will definately be broken in transit.

It is the fragile achilles heel of the E120. As you can see everything else is bulletproof.

You can also see the difference between C and E series. Basically commercial and pleasure. One is plastic inside, one is 6mm alloy!
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Yes, impossible to find. Raymarine do not sell them new and second hand they will definately be broken in transit.

It is the fragile achilles heel of the E120. As you can see everything else is bulletproof.

You can also see the difference between C and E series. Basically commercial and pleasure. One is plastic inside, one is 6mm alloy!
Did you just probe around with an oscilloscope originally to find the pwm signal?
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I can't take credit for that, I had read a blog a few years ago from an American yachtman who figured it out.

Since then I have probably done about 20 or so. The only one I haven't touched yet is my own

That said, it did have a small backlight flicker towards the end of the season. Time for it to get the same treatment
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