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To Rl 80 series starts and stops after 3 seconds

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To Rl 80 series starts and stops after 3 seconds
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question. Presuming that you have a Raymarine RL80+ or similar model of display... I would suspect strongly that it is, with the course of time (since that is a pretty classic mode line, I presume it is indeed fairly old, about 8+ years perhaps? at a guess) 'broken', unfortunately. That is all the more likely, if it completely goes Off after 3 seconds, and shows no sign of life, or no sign of having any power to it or being switched On. Some things to try: 1. disconnect it from the power, while it is On (or if it won't stay On that long, while it is Off). Then leave it that way for 2+ hours or overnight or longer. Then after that time, plug it in again, and turn it On.2. if that doesn't change the problem at all, then disconnect everything else that is hooked up to it. Turn it On that way, disconnected from everything but the power. If that doesn't change anything, dismount it, turn it upside down, and shake it vigorously. If nothing falls out, and if the power supplied to it also measures, with a voltmeter, at the proper voltage rated for power supply to this RL80 series device, then you may conclude it is 'broken' indeed, in need of either servicing or replacement, at your choice.If you would like to try getting it serviced, be aware that it may be a little difficult to find a servicer of such classic equipment. But let me know if you do, and let me know your zip code, and I will research such a servicer. You can ask a servicer how much the charge for fixing it, with this sort of problem, would be, and decide whether you would rather just replace it. Be warned that you might have to replace other items with it, i.e. more expense than just the replacement of the display might have to be done if replacement is considered the only option. Let me know, please. Thanks.