VC890 OLED Display repair

If you have display brightness problems with your expensive handheld multimeter VOLTCRAFT VC890, here is a solution for it!

 

A few month ago the OLED display of my not often used multimeter (bought ~2015 on conrad.de) was getting darker and darker. Now I can't see anything on the display anymore. After little research I found a forum thread in which the people discuss exactly my problem. But no one has found a compatible display, yet. And the Conrad support has not responded to this day.

 

So I decided to search for displays on alibaba.com. Previously I disassembled my multimeter and removed the display, it's very easy only few screws! After few pages of OLED displays I found a very very similar looking one with same dimensions for 36USD = 31€. So ... let's purchase and wait for it :)

 

The package arrived after a month. I quickly installed it and ... cool it works :D The display color is now white.

 

Link to Alibaba

 

Display Specifications

1) Display Mode: Passive Matrix

2) Display Color: Monochrome (white)

3) Drive Duty: 1/64 Duty

4) Wide viewing angel: >160 degree

5) Brightness: 100 cd/m2

6) Dark Room Contrast: >2000:1

7) Operating Temp.: -40---85°C

2. Mechanical Specifications

1) Number of Pixels: 128 × 64

2) Panel Size: 73(W) x 41.86(H) x 1.82(T)(mm)

3) Active Area: 61.41(W) × 30.69(H) (mm)

4) Pixel Pitch: 0.48 × 0.48 (mm)

5) Pixel Size: 0.45 × 0.45 (mm)  


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