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Seiko D031 Faint Display

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Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post11 Jun 2018, 21:33

I just purchased a Seiko D031 on Ebay which has a very faint display. When scrolling the date it all but disappears. I've tried a new battery and still the same problem.



I happen to have a completely spare D031 which has a crack LCD screen. Any suggestions for a fix?

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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post12 Jun 2018, 05:45

I have a seiko 624-5009 that was missing a complete digit on the screen. I got it cheap because of that. I took it out of the case and disassembled the front glass down to the zebra strips. Cleaned them and the metal contacts, reassembled and voila, it works. Still going and that was at least 6or seven years ago. Maybe that’s all you need on yours. Peter
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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post13 Jun 2018, 14:12

Check the board for any contamination,like batt leakeage or other. If so do a clean.
Anyway your issue reminds me a faulty board :-?
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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post13 Jun 2018, 16:59

I have been quietly informed there are no zebra strips on a 624. Must have been a different model that I did this on, although I don’t deal w/lcds that much I cannot recall which one was involved. I did do it (cleaned the strips) and it did work. Mea Culpa. Peter :roll:
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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post14 Jun 2018, 00:26

I think nothing to be lost from a strip, clean and reassemble so will give that a try 1st.
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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post15 Jun 2018, 10:47

Keep us update :-D

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Re: Seiko D031 Faint Display

Post30 Jun 2018, 20:54

I must admit I hadn't got round to doing anything with the watch, but went to have a go tonight and found it's now much clearer.

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