We have a Navman auto pilot on our boat that the previous owner purchased and installed in PR
. Found the receipt. I have a problem with the LCD displays not working. The one at the lower helm has not worked since we bought the boat. The one at the upper helm was new in the box stuck in a drawer. I installed it and it worked fine for a year. Yesterday I took the boat out for a short run and now the LCD display does not work on it either. They both operate the ap exactly as they should, you just can't read the compass or even if it is on or on standby.
I did a little research online. Seems that Navman was bought and sold a couple of times and eventually ended up in the hands of Simrad. I called the customer service at Simrad and talked to a guy about it. He said that ap had not been sold since 2008 and there were no parts for it, and that I would have to buy a new ap. First off I don't think it is good business to not sell parts for a 6 year old product. Especially something as expensive as an ap.
Has anyone else found that a display from another company would work? Any suggestions?