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Multimeter LCD Screen Black Oval Patch Repaired

By on November 17, 2022
Multimeter LCD Screen Black Oval Patch Repaired

how to fix multimeter screen

Once I borrowed the Multimeter from one of my techie friend’s while I was on casual meet to one of my relative who is staying nearby this guy…….my relative’s some power adaptor is not working so for confirm the same I arranged this meter for testing. I saw the meter’s LCD screen is damaged & difficult to read the numbers in the bright light.

Talked to my techie friend about he confirmed & he told me… he has rarely use this meter as LCD replacement is not available. My friend is working in some Company as an in-house maintenance technician.

how to fix a broken multimeter screen

I took this meter to my place to see if I can do anything to help him.

Opened the Multimeter, oval patch is visible from the back side of the LCD.

multimeter lcd screen repair

So dismantled the meter for further inspection……

screen reflector

Seems LCD Reflector layer damaged …so peeled off the reflector layer using Blade

shiny reflector

Found shiny silver reflector is damaged & glue is degraded …so removed and cleaned the LCD using petrol. Now what?????…………… arrange transparent glue & silver reflector.

First I thought to put Silver Aluminum Foil…. but because of crease in foil will distract the viewing & putting glue on that it does not sound the proper solution… because I am not sure about transparent glue….

So I divert to second idea to put the reflector getting from my salvaged bad LCD Monitors screen.

salvage lcd screen reflector

Cut the sheet as per LCD Size

how to use lcd screen reflector to repair multimeter screen

Putt the reflective material piece on the LCD & applied glue on left & right edges of LCD & reflector so that it holds the layer on the place. (This reflector is not Silver type it is having shade of the pearl white)

how to repair a broekn multimeter lcd screen

how to fix lcd screen in digital multimeter

& result is

secret of fixing multimeter lcd screen

And meter is sent back to my techie friend with successful repair………….

yogesh panchal

This article was prepared for you by Yogesh Panchal who works as a Computer Hardware Engineer in Mumbai India.

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Note: You can check his previous repair articles on HP Laptop Charger Adapter Repaired



  1. Robert Samuel

    November 17, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Very clever repair. I have seen many Aircond remote controls with the same problem. Good time to try out your repair approach on the remote controls too. Many thanks.

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 12:51 am

      Robert Samuel,
      your welcome!

  2. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 17, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Very nice solution that I will keep in mind to save the reflector sheet when I dismantle a defect LCD screen or tv in the near future!

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 12:53 am

      very easy fix......just out of the box.....

  3. Henrique J. G. Ulbrich

    November 17, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    undoubtedly, a different repair work. enjoyed very much reading the article. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:01 am


      Your welcome!

  4. Arun Kumar

    November 17, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I too have one like this lying in my junk box I will try to repair.
    Thanks for the Idea

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:02 am

      Arun Kumar,
      Try it.....It works.Please share your experience.

  5. Anwar Shiekh

    November 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Very nice fix

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:03 am

      Anwar Shiekh,

      Thanks! for your comment

  6. Parasuraman S

    November 17, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I learned something new from you! Many thanks! Very valuable info, indeed!

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:05 am

      Just following you..........Thanks!

  7. Paris Azis

    November 18, 2022 at 3:17 am

    Hello Yogesh, nice and interesting repair. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:05 am

      Your welcome! Paris

  8. Imoudu.O

    November 18, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Very nice and educative repair work and I'm going to try it out on my bp monitoring apparatus that has same patch on LCD screen.Thank for sharing

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:07 am


      your welcome! & all the best.....

  9. Gift Elijah

    November 18, 2022 at 6:56 am

    A very creative fix, May God bless you for posting

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:08 am

      Gift Elijah,
      Thanks! for your comment.

  10. Ramli

    November 18, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Wow...good repair.i have multimeter same damage like this.i will try to..tq for your sharing this method.

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:09 am

      Your welcome!

  11. Charles

    November 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Excellent repair work

    Thanks for sharing

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 20, 2022 at 1:10 am

      Your Welcome!

  12. Maarten Dekkers

    November 18, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Great repair!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Arun

      November 19, 2022 at 11:14 am

      I have the same problem I learned it from you pls disclose what type of glue you used it will be helpful

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 24, 2022 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks! Maarten

  13. AnuraS

    November 19, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Excellent. Useful technique.

    • Yogesh Panchal

      November 24, 2022 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks! AnuraS

  14. Yogesh Panchal

    November 20, 2022 at 1:10 am


  15. Lynn Blakely

    November 22, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Thanks Yogesh: I think you have now got the most replies I have seen on Jestine's site in a long time. You did a fine repair and showed how to do it in great detail.

  16. Yogesh Panchal

    November 24, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Lynn Blakely,

    This types of comment encouraging a lot.


    November 26, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Great information for technicians.thanks for sharing the detailed process

  18. Yogesh Panchal

    November 26, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you !AJAYAKUMAR.

  19. ramin

    November 28, 2022 at 1:10 am

    Excellent. Useful technique.

  20. Yogesh Panchal

    November 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks! Ramin


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