I have a TMQ AP500 autopilot
with a well defined rudder
indicator and rotary knob steering
Unfortunately the screen
is on its way out (lines, missing pixels) and I have been onto TMQ wanting a replacement but they say no.
Their only solution isnt really one.
It was to buy a new head
unit that does not have rudder
indicator or rotary knob steering
and then buy a separate rudder indicator.
cost would be over $1000 plus install.
My question is, surely there is someway of getting a screen
I cant imagine a 90 x 65 mono lcd screen is a one off build for these units alone, I would have thought standard bits would have been used in its manufacture.
Can anyone give me pointers on where to start?
I have pulled it apart, taken pictures of screen and wiring
attachment (Tape) but without pulling that wiring
tape off I cant actually see if there are identifying numbers on the other side.
The electronic panel on the inside is interestingly a JRC product.