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Model A Maestro

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  • KC2QMA_JohnKC2QMA_John Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019

     I agree $150 is very reasonable for a replacement tablet from Flex.

    When flex runs out of tablets and parts we will have to become “Ham Radio Operators” again and come up with some kind of mod or retrofit on our own to keep our trusty Maestros going. :)
  • Mike W8MMMike W8MM Member ✭✭
    edited August 2019
    The "burn spots" are not from a bad display.  They occur because a swollen battery internal to the tablet pushes the LCD display out of shape in those spots where the swelling is concentrated.

    I sent one of my Maestros that was having this problem and Flex fixed it.  The other Maestro with the "burn spots" problem of mine I fixed myself by purchasing a new tablet battery and installing it myself.

    Search:  3.7V 18WH Genuine Original 74XCR Battery Dell Venue 8 Pro (5830) Tablet 074XCR

    https://youtu.be/N6AMRy4di0s

    Works great and both "burn spots" Maestros returned to good as new.
  • Bob KC9RFBob KC9RF Member ✭✭
    edited April 2020
    Just replaced tablet battery in about an hour. Burn spots are typically battery swelling as others have posted.

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