I had opened my Olive 4 a little too often, and found that the display was blurred and vague after the last fatal effort, maybe a year ago now. I had to open it to get the new music on the disk, without the need to use the awkward backup and restore from Olive 4.1.9. Fortunately a way to backup and restore the music without opening the unit emerged (all about this is written in this thread), and I didn't need to open my Olive any more. The blurred display was of course no fun, but it did not hinder me too much. Leave well alone, also the not-so well.
Alas, last week something bad happened. The music stopped all of a sudden, went on, stopped again. It did no move on after that, the display was not blurred any more, but shining white, and from the innards of the Olive came bleep-bleep bleep-bleep sounds
This did not look (nor sound) good...
When you do all kind of non standard things to your Olive, as I do, you can't rely too much on warranty. Besides, for my Olive 4 it lasted just one meagre year, and that year lay way back in the past.
Begin this year I had laid my hands on a neat 2. hand Olive 4, which sat in the corner, waiting for some action. It got that!
I swapped the two lids, and hooray, that worked. The display looked fine again, and the music went on. The faulty lid gave now a blurred display on the second hand Olive.
But I have reasons to swap as little as possible, as I have had my Olive modified, and the 'faulty' lid is not standard. The new lid also did not feel
nice. Reasons enough for me to examine the problem a bit further.
To make a long story short, it was enough to exchange the two displays. The display in the Olive 4 is an Innolux Display AT043TN24 V.1, which has some electronics on the flexible how-you-call-it plate that is attached to the underside of the actual display, which is attached to the Olive with an FFC connection. No doubt I had harmed this flexible plate with my clumsy handling of the poor thing.
Pff, enough technical hum hum. For a picture (from a shop where they sell this display
) look here