X-108 Info Any way to increase readability of OLED in sunlight

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    I have one of the recent versions of the X108G Outdoor, I think with the OLED rather than LCD display.

    I have problems being able to read it in any level of sunlight. I have checked in the advanced menu and brightness is set to 100% but the option to adjust contrast shown in the manual simply isn't in the menu.

    This could be as an OLED is considered high contrast.

    Adjusting the brightness value in the menu down to 30% has no effect on the brightness.

    I have sent an email to Xiegu with no response so far.

    Has anyone else seen the same problem - no way to adjust the display on the OLED equipped X108Gs ?

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    In my transceiver, the brightness of the display is also not adjustable. 1% or 100% - there is no difference.
     
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    Thanks Oleg, that would suggest this is either intentional or a general fault.

    I have not had a reply to my email to Xiegu as yet.

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    Probably due to the fact that the display mode is not set correctly, frequently used segments for the year of operation burned out, and steel instead of white - yellow. Yuck

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    It does not interfere with work, but it is aesthetically unpleasant.Depressed
     
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    My rig is very new and I don't have the failure you are seeing - all colours are fine. It's just that the contrast is bad that I can't read the screen in any level of sunlight. It's fine indoors but as it's called the "outdoor" model, it should be easy to read in sunlight.

    I wonder however if the move to the OLED screen from the LCD screen was a mistake by Xiegu as it seems that problems are starting.

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    Just to say Xiegu have simply not replied to my question. Perhaps I sent it to the wrong place (I used the form on their website). Does anyone have a direct email address. As I bught my X108 second hand as a private sale over eBay, I have no dealer to go back to.

    Does anyone have the circuit diagram of the OLED version of the X108G? I've looked at the circuits in the files area here and can't find any display board shown (perhaps I've missed it).

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    Just an update, that I have now had a reply from "Curry" at Xiegu. He has confirmed that there is no contrast control for rigs that are fitted with the OLED screen and suggests that I contact the dealer where I bought the rig to look into why the brightness control does not work. My problem is that I bought the unit second hand as a private sale and even though the rig is about 6 months old, the 1 year Xiegu warranty is only valid if the rig is bought from an approved Xiegu dealer. I have asked if I can get a circuit diagram of how the OLED is connected to the main board so that I can investigate the problem myself, given that the warranty does not apply. I am awaiting a reply to this question however I suspect the answer will be no.

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    OK, as I suspected XIEGU have gone quiet.

    I would like to know however whether this is a general problem (possibly fixable through a firware upgrade) or whether this is either a design flaw or faulty OLED display in my unit.

    Oleg has already confirmed that the brightness setting in the engineering menu has no effect on his OLED display - the same as I am seeing.

    Does anyone monitoring this list have an OLED equipped model where the brightness setting in the engineering menu actually works please?

    73 Ed DD5LP.
     

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