The clock in the GQ

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 19:57
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Does any body have a solution to the clock in the GQ. Mine seems to keep reasonable time, that is when I can see it !!! Are there any aftermarket options available ??
Thanks
Cameron
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:05

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:05
gday cameron.
its acomon problem its as easy as pulling it out and getting the solders redone on the back of the clock—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Cameron - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:10

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:10
Thanks Is it really that simple ????
Ta, I'll have a go this weekend,

Cameron
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Follow Up By: diamond (bendigo) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:13

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 20:13
yes in most cases solder cracks or something not sure but i was told to do that and ive heard of a few other people sqaying it as well—~‘¬‘¥•s’B
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 22:02

Thursday, Sep 04, 2003 at 22:02
There was a HUGE thread on these the other day on the GQ list, Luke from here sorted it out.

GQ PATROL LIST
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Reply By: Luke - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:40

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:40
G'day Cameron,

Yep, this is a genuinel easy fix.

Open the clock's case up, and access the back of the cock's PCB.

The solder joints are dry and cracked, giving intermittent connections, therefore, sometimes on/sometimes off - or always off.

The particular component in question is a resistor (I think from memory itmight have been R6? Anyway, you won't miss it - it's the larget conponent on the board.

Anyway, as long as you are happy hand soledring electronic components, re-solder all of the components on the board with the exception of the surface mount IC, that's too fine without specialist equipment and doesnt suffer from the dry joint problem anyway.

Once solder connections have been done properly your clock will be as good as new (actually better :-) ).

If you aren't confident with the soldering and are in Melbourne I'd be happy to do it for you Gratis. You just pull out the clock from the dash (two screws once the center dash section is out (eight screws in total and about 15 minutes work), and bring it over. The repair will take around five minutes :-)

If you need any further info, email me at:

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Cheers,

Luke.
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Follow Up By: Luke - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:45

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 00:45
Never mind my dodgy typos :-)

I really should learn to edit before I post! :-) Keep forgetting I can't edit after submitting on this forum! LOL

:-D
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Follow Up By: Cameron - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:27

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:27
Thanks Luke
I'll get it out (hopefully) over the weekend and giv it a go. If it looks too hard, where abouts in melb are you, I am in croydon
Thanks
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Follow Up By: Luke - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:30

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:30
I live in Plenty (near Greensborough).

Happy to do it anytime.

Cheers,

Luke.
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Reply By: David N. - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:28

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:28
My easy fix years ago was to fit a cheap LCD one stuck on over the original with double sided tape...
but now I too will try a bit of soldering!
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Follow Up By: Luke - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:34

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:34
Go for it David,

As for Cameron, if you want help, just let me know :-)

Cheers,

Luke.
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Follow Up By: Cameron - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:56

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 10:56
David
Tried that one but 4 kids with enquiring hands ensure it it only a temporary fix!!!
And now I really should get some work done,
Cameron
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Reply By: Jarrod - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 17:50

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 17:50
Hey Cameron, The clock in My (and everybody else's ) GQ i know has suffered the same fate. Luke is spot on, just dry solder joints on the back of the clock PCB. very straigt forward. I see you are in croydon, if you need a hand Im in North croydon, Im a Radio Technician by trade. I check this site and my own email every few hours. If you need a hand closer to home ( Not wanting to take anything away from Lukes kind offer!!) drop me a line at jcruiser73@telstra.com

Regards
Jarrod.
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Follow Up By: Cameron - Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:31

Friday, Sep 05, 2003 at 18:31
Thanks Jarrod
I may just drop a line, I'll have a go this weekend (hopefully) and if I get into any trouble I'll call
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