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My vom-78 will display 5 minutes then go blank. After

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my vom-78 will display for about 5 minutes then go blank. After you turn it off for awhile it works again for 5 min
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is***** look forward to assisting and am very sorry to hear that you are having this problem.
Does it ever give you an error message?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, it just goes blank with a white or gray screen
Expert:  Freddy M. replied 2 years ago.
I apologize but I need to opt out and open this to all experts.
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi what do you need to do to get the scree to work again?Simply turn it off and then back on?Will it work immediately then?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Turn it off for twenty to thirty minutes and turn it back on.

Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi Freddy, Is yours a fluke instrument as I suspect?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No it is a Voyager vom-78 rear view camera on a motorhome

Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Freddy,this is a happening due to a bad electrolytic capacitor or overheating electronic component or even a crack in the circuit boards electrical traces. This problem is can happen if the unit is exposed to high heat, extreme cold or if the problem turns out to be a bad capacitor then it is simply a failed component as all electronic components a re vulnerable to this problem. But I will bet due to the time period it takes to reset, the problem will be a bad capacitor.You would need a tech to look at this to determine the exact cause.If your VOM is less that 1 full year old you would still be under warranty and they will replace that free for you. But if its older then you would need to have it repaired. I wish I had better news for you on this I really do Freddy.Have a great day Freddy and please don't forget to rate my service kindly before you go , no additional cost for that. its the only way I receive any credit for my time with you;-)Tank you Tech Michael