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evening all

my sat nav screen is being an absolute bas**** it keeps turning dark purple colour. Its been like this for a while but after a few wiggles it returns back to normal. Recently its been happening more often and its getting on my nerves.

Ive looked on the search tool and it seems to be a problem that other members have, but i cant seem to be able to find anything that tells me how to fix this.

any information would be a great help.



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poop! thanks scarface

any ideas as to how much these retail at?

the other threads ive seen mention something about the cable at the back being loose or something, could this be the cause by any chance?

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well I am a new IS200 owner and I have sat nav and the screen goes pink and blue and you will find on your remote the screen settings button (little round one on right towards the bottom) wont work at times.

Having read the information on here and speaking to lexus dealerships its a common problem. It does unfortunately mean a new screen which costs roughly between £1500-£2000 at the dealerships which is just cheaper to get yourself a TOMTOM really which is better!

Anyway from reading the info on here, it says its the ribbon cable that over time while the screen opens and closes gets damaged. So i took the sat nav screen out and unscrewed each layer of the sat nav screen right down to the actual screen circuit board, looked at the cable, give it a bit of a clean. Unfortunately i couldnt find any break in the cable at all so i put it all back together and the problem was fixed........... for a week when it came back again but its not as bad as it was but its still there and im waiting for a helpful person on here to help me further. Its worth taking it apart and trying to fix it yourself if your out of warranty like me.

Oh and to also add.... this ribbon cable is not a part you can order and you have got to know your electronics to be able to patch it up which i also believe the best guy on here is not around anymore due to being quite ill :( (hope he gets better soon!)

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