Raytheon SL70 Radar Display Problem
Does anyone have a Raytheon SL70 radar? I need some help. It was working just great for me a year and a half ago, but at that time I was having some major work done on the boat and took it down and stowed it until now. We connected everything together and the display screen is so dim it is hardly readable. I went to the manual and followed the instructions for light and contrast, I could see changes in them, but not bright enough to easily read.
I had a similar problem with this unit when I first bought the boat, but after fiddling around with it I was able to get the brightness back, but I'm not sure what I did (2 years ago). I used her for trips to the Bahamas and she worked just great.
I'm getting adequate power to the power cable, so not a problem there. I'm posting this hoping there is someone out there that has this unit and has a helpful hint for me. I talked to the Ray Marine factory, but they didn't have anything to say except that this kind of problem is rare and that they don't repair them. I've tried to find a local shop, but no one works on them. One Internet forum suggested it's not repairable and is a throw away item.
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