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AOR AR 1500
How to change backlight
decided to change the backlight of my AR 1500 because AOR have
choosen a very poor led for it and my alternative choice was a strong
blu light led taken from an old DVD.
To change the led is very
simple anyway I would show you the photoes of the 8 steps of the
disassembly because you can find some problems working in a so small
spaces with a very slim wires!
Clik on images to obtain a better resolution.
After removing the cover of the battery pack, unscrew the 6 screws highlighted to extract the rear of the scanner.
can remove the battery pack before to unscrew the screws disconnecting
the plug at the end of red/black wire or after to extract the rear of
the scanner. You can choose!
If you haven't removed the battery pack in the step 1 plase make it now, it's easier!
you are ahead to the first of three circuits of the scanner
AR 1500. To go to the next step you need to unscrew only the two
highlighted screw in the picture.
Remember during assembly that the longer screw is on the left!
Be careful to slide the first card because it brings back the top of the scanner that slides on the side guides.
Start by disconnecting the multipolar connectors remembering the correct positions especially the 3-wires because there is another 3-wires in the third card.
To remove the center card loosen the two pins shown in the picture.
removed the card you will see a central cardboard divider between the
central and the third tab, remember it when reassembly!
6.After removing the card unplug carefully the connectors and unscrew the last two pins shown in picture.
the AOR AR1500 completely dismantled.8.
The LED is easily replaceable and is on top of the third and last card removed.
you can see the final effect on the top of the page!
reassembly be careful not to pull the small wires coming out of the top
piece of the scanner and not crush the wires with screws that are
inevitably somewhat compressed by the closure of the radio.
Here you can download the shematics of AOR AR 1500 Here you can download the manual of AOR AR 1500