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Pard 008 Display Issue?

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by Jonkem, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Jonkem

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    Just had a strange happening with one of my Pard 008a.

    In night mode using onboard ir, I've now got a thin blue vertical line top to bottom of screen through centre of reticle and some random coloured vertical lines on the right hand side of the screen.

    I changed to a fresh battery and still the same issue.
    I dropped the screen brightness level and still the same.

    Any ideas please.
     
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    I’m thinking that if it was a hardware problem it would also happen in colour mode too . If it was me I would reflash it first and go from there … after if that doesn’t work then I believe there is a screen that flicks across or away from the lens to get the black and white mode but to get to that the unit needs to be slightly stripped down . But what could e wrong with the little screen I don’t know . :)
     
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    Reflash it with what?
    This is still on the original firmware and I certainly don't want to change to a later version. Tried that and hated it :facepalm:
     
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    Reflash it with the software…. ( re install the firmware… )
     
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    Are copies of the original 008a firmware still around though, it's been a while now.

    @mealiejimmie ?
     
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    Go into the main menu and the final (or almost final) item is version.
    Open that item and it should tell you which version of the firmware your PARD is running.
    if it's running V1.24 or V1.25 then I can e mail you a copy of the file and instructions on how to install it.
    Having said that, the problem you have described sounds more like hardware issue (bad connection or component failure) than a firmware issue.

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    Cheer Bruce,

    It's currently v1.22 so definitely one of the early ones.
    Checked my other one and that's on v1.22 as well.

    Is v1.24 till the same set up without pip etc?

    I also suspect it's a hardware issue but a new firmware fix would be the best outcome.
     
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    V1.24 and V1.25 give you a wider choice of reticles and profiles - and the PiP function
    V1.25 (I think) also increases the power of the IR
    Give me an email address and I'll send you the file and installation instructions

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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    v1.24 is not so good, it turned down the power of the ir. That may have been the one you tried.

    Bruce is correct, v1.25 is the latest update and increased the ir power up from the original software.
    I run this on both my early 008’s with no probs.
     
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    I ran v1.25 on my 3rd 008 with no issues but really didn't think the added functions suited me, never used PIP or set different reticles. Also it looses the original numbered reticle which is my favourite :shrug:

    I'll give it a go on this one just in case it resolves the display issue but suspect it'll end up as needing a screen.
     
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    Whilst waiting for the firmware email from the ever generous Bruce to arrive I've been playing with the faulty pard.

    I'm now pretty sure the screen is at fault. The defects aren't visible on video even whilst recording with the visible lines.

    The lines appear after a couple of minutes of "warm up" and appear whichever mode is selected. The lines are in line vertically with items displayed on the screen such as reticle, mag, IR level etc.

    I've captured a pic of the screen as best as I can with my phone's camera.

    IMG_20210919_121958.jpg

    This is after leaving the screen live for around 10 mins. On cold start up the screen is clear of defects.
     
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    That’s deffo looking more like a hardware issue
     
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    you have a pm
     
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    If problem starts after the units be on awhile there is probably a dry solder joint somewhere. As the unit warms the joint expands and give a poor connection.
     
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    Yup, if it's not on the video recordings it's not the sensor - either screen or a dodgy connection on the feed to it
     
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    I would say more hardware issue than anything else, seems the 008 suffers from a few manufacturing issues. An RFD I was in recently said they had a large number returned recently with sensors dropping or screen faults. Apparently they have not seen a 007 back since they started selling them but I was shocked at the return percentage with the 008.
     

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