As of February 1st, 2015, replacement LCD modules are available for the 2nd generation Harmony One.
These modules are slightly smaller at (2") vs the OEM 2.2" module size, but they are much less prone to breakage. For information, contact me at email@example.com
As of December 3rd, 2014, production has started on an LCD replacement for the 2nd generation Harmony One. So, hopefully, the information below will no longer be true! Once the modules have been manufactured, passed QA and have been installed and tested, more information will be posted.
Ok. So, there are literally hundreds of H1's floating around with cracked LCD's, being sold mostly on Ebay. And, I've seen sellers saying that "all you need to do is get an LCD and pop it in". So, before you eagerly hand over your greenbacks, here are a few things you should know:
1) LCD's for the Harmony One are not available anywhere! They are a proprietary design and the module is no longer manufactured or distributed. The only place to get an LCD module for a Harmony One is by harvesting one from another, otherwise defective, H1. And, don't be fooled into thinking you can get one from Chinese electronics distribution chains like Alibaba, etc. Although the module number is advertised here and there, it is a bait-and-switch and they really don't have any.
2) In the event you can actually get your hands on another H1 with an intact LCD for harvesting, you will need at least intermediate soldering skills in order to successfully transplant the module. The H1 LCD has 20 pins with a pitch (spacing between pins) of 1mm. Also, if someone else has already harvested the module and is trying to sell it, make sure you see a good picture of the leads. I've seen some sellers try to sell a module they pulled off and all of the leads were ripped to shreds.
3) Finally, understand that there are two generations of the Harmony One PCB: 7.2 and 7.4. These versions of the logic board are clearly marked on the bottom left edge of the board. LCD modules are not cross-compatible between logic board versions. So, only LCD modules from the same version of the board can be used in a donor-transplant scenario. Many folks get stuck because they get a 7.4 module and try to install on a 7.2 board. All you will get is a 'white screen' on wake-up.
So, there you have it. Don't get suckered by these sellers who only want to make a buck!
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