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Perfect pass screen fading out

Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
So on my perfect pass pro 6.5ng I am starting to more and more have issues with the screen fading out on it. I have been told its VERY common on this generation of screen and perfect pass agreed that it is/was a very known issue. Now here is the biggest problem. Perfect pass says they used to make an upgraded replacement gauge, but stop a year or so ago, and now my ONLY option is to UPGRADE for low cost of just under 800 cause they ONLY make stargazer based stuff now? Anyone have any tips for making my current gauge work better. It is caused by humidity, so only have issues in the early AM sets or when its just damp out in general. An hour in the sun and its good to go. Also, everything still works, its just the display goes away. Thanks in advance, Zach J
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Comments

  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,551 Mega Baller
    I have tha problem with my multi line display. Sorry I don’t have a good solution for you.
    Mark Shaffer
  • Bill22Bill22 Posts: 1,426 Crazy Baller
    I have an old rev. 6.5 gauge but I am only selling it as a package with a PP classic master module. I will PM you more info.
    In gear. Hit It. Thank You!
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
    @Chef23 I read someplace about a guy opening his up and then sealing it some how. But can't seem to find that now. And another place that said that perfect pass has a little fix for it but the guy there that I talked to didn't seen to wanna say or didn't know. Always been a huge fan of them, great customer service usually, but this all shocked me. Mine is a 2006, so not like it should be some way out dated device. Especially with so many people going to ZO I would have expected more from PP.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
    I may try this stuff as well. Found in another forum to open it up and apply this to the electronics. Waterproofer for electrical strip boards.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,551 Mega Baller
    @Monkstr6100 if you figure it out let me know. My PP system is about 12 years old and I have upgraded to stargazer but I would rather not buy a new display.
    Mark Shaffer
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 237 Baller
    The upgrade is well worth it IMHO, you get a much easier to use interface, gps based control, course mapping, etc.

    I had the same issue with my 2006 PP gauge, so happy I switched.
    jhughes
  • Fast351Fast351 Posts: 205 Baller
    Had this issue with my 2007 211. I had my gauge replaced under warranty, but exactly the same as you. Gauge would not be visible if humid. PP would work fine.

    I would disassemble the gauge, get it REALLY dry, then conformal coat the board. That should stop the issue.
    Mike van Meeteren
    Monkstr6100
  • wtrskier197wtrskier197 Posts: 17 Baller

    @Monkstr6100 wondering if you were able to open up gauge and seal it up? I've had the same issue for 3 years on an 06 and not really wanting to dish out $800 for an upgrade even though it would be nice.
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
    I have not opened up the gauge yet. It is in winter storage till the spring. I do plan to do it when I bring it back home. Will for sure update you all on it when I do. And @wtrskier197 that is exactly how mine is as well.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
    Well I opened up the gauge and sprayed the board today. Will install tonight or to borrow and let you know the results. Mine has the chrome bezel. Perfect pass told me I had to cut it off but I was able to bend the bevel part for about 1/3 the bezel and then slide it off.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
  • Monkstr6100Monkstr6100 Posts: 107 Baller
    So far so good. Re installed and then skied this evening. So far so good, but it was not very humid at all. I sprayed it on, recoated after about 15 min, and then left it out in the sun to dry. Seemed to dry very fast. Hope this works.
    THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER! TEAM JACHOWICZ
    wtrskier197
  • wtrskier197wtrskier197 Posts: 17 Baller
    @Monkstr6100 thanks for the update, going to try this fix on mine in a week or two. Boat still hasn't made it out of storage for the year.
    Monkstr6100
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