10-05-2009 03:10 PM
Good day gents. This system turned 3 years old 6 days ago. Due to the fact that I wasn't the original owner till 1 week ago, I'm not sure whats up with the POD's LCD writing. I've been doing research the whole day to find out why the writing is fading and I came to the conclusion that the LED's might got old(found somewhere that they last 20.000 hours , which mean about 2 years).This system is so awesome that my soul is literally crying when I see the faded writing. I'm not sure if this is the backlight's original color but I was hoping for some help comming from you guys.
Lights turned off:
Lights turned on:
I already found a tutorial on how to open the POD and replace the LED's but I'm not going to do that unless I remove my lurker status.
Some help would really be appreciated.Thanks in advance.
Basically: The backlight is not flickering , its just the writing that fades after few minutes of turning the POD ON. When I turn it off and let it cool and then turn it ON again, there is no faded writing for 1-2 minutes. HALP. Love Logitech.
10-07-2009 10:04 AM
I think you've nailed the issue. What you have to do is try and find a replacement control pod.
Logitech changed the circuits in the Z-5500 control pod at work weel 6/36. That means if your control pod PID (that number is on the bottom of the sub, the back of the control pod and every speaker), is older than 6/36, 6/35 for example, you cannot use an earlier one.
Logitech does not sell control pods so you will have to check ebay or similar site for a used one.
10-07-2009 02:20 PM
**bleep** , thank you for your reply. it's PID R625. Unfortunately nobody sells these kind of things in Romania. I've talked to a guy today , he works for my ISP's tech department , he saw the problem today while I was at college and he was fixing some stuff at the fiber optics in my room and he said it's fixable. Some false circuits formed because of its age he said. Hopefully we will fix this by opening the POD. Ty for your response once again. Sorry for not being in a less 3rd world country