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MessagePad OMP H1000 Glitching/Flickering Repair


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I bought a MessagePad on eBay as "Broken, screen flashes" so I thought I'd give it a go in repairing it blindly...  

First observations:  It's an Original OMP H1000; No sound, occasionally the display would show through, touchscreen is fine, faint mechanical ticking in sync with the glitching - not form the speaker.

 

On first opening it the area around the speaker wires and power input has a white residue.  C1 [100uF,4V] is a compact electrolytic that had some brown around it

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Replacing this got me sound (startup chime!).  It also had the typical fishy smell when desoldering it.  LCR meter showed correct value but obviously it was bad.

 

 

Digging deeper I removed the main board to find another compact electrolytic C51 [3.3uF 35V] with brown goo around it. 

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Fishy smell again, LCR meter showed as bad - no value at all.   Replacing this got the display back!

 

Final boot successful! 

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https://imgur.com/a/69J7YWl

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