First post, by badmojo
I have a shameful habit of taking unwanted hardware to my local recycle center and, while the attendant isn't looking, browsing other people's discards and often coming away with more things than I arrived with.
On my last raid I found a beautiful AT case which is in near new condition - it even has that thin layer of plastic covering the decoration around the buttons. It has a turbo button and the cool LED readout - but this is where my tale takes a turn for the worst. After busily filling it up with a VLB 486DX2 66 and turning it on, I discovered that the LED readout has a burnt out component (resistor? diode?) and doesn't work.
I took the LED unit to a local electronics store and the guy told me to throw it in the bin, but I didn't like the cut of his jib, so I thought I'd post some pics here and see if you guys have any suggestions. It does look pretty bad - I doubt the tracks are reliable enough to re-solder, and I don't even know what component I'd need to solder back into it, the original is pretty fried.
Anyway, any suggestions are welcome. Ideally I'd just replace it, but I have no idea where I'd get one. I have 2 cases which similar displays but they are not compatible size-wise but also connector-wise (this one accepts the power cable and a cable from the turbo switch).