Has anyone here had success repairing the MD themselves when the display shows weird alien characters on startup? Reseating the user interface (UI) connection cable used to work temporarily, but not anymore. I can confirm that the problem isn’t the battery or the external PSU.
If it comes down to replacing a failed component (IC, resistor, capacitor, whatever) I’d like to try doing it myself before ordering a new UI and internal power supply for US$112 as recommended by Electron tech support. The thing is I don’t really know where to start. If it proves too difficult, I’ll just bite the bullet and order the entire replacement UI. Any thoughts?