As some of you are by now aware, Geoff 2E0BTR and I were involved in a car accident this morning, en route to SW-015 Mynydd Llangorse. We were tail-ended on the A4078 near Three Cocks by a lady who had apparently not seen us. Geoff is unharmed and I merely have an aching back/neck. The driver of the other car was shaken but unharmed. The car however took substantial damage (broken rear windscreen and rear window, lights, panels - the full works!) as well as the contents of Geoff’s rucsac, including his FT-817.
Initial inspection showed that the plastic cover over the LCD has been fractured, however, the LCD its self is intact. Switching on, the unit acted as though it had suffered some kind of reset and VFOb would only tune in 10Hz steps in FM mode. Resetting the CPU seems to have cured this and a thorough fiddle with as many features as I can think of seems to check out OK. Alignment is no worse than my own FT-817.
Does anybody have any pearls of wisdom regarding replacing the plastic screen? Can the screen its self be replaced, or is a new fascia in order? If so, how difficult is it to fit?
Any thoughts appreciated.