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Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

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Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby kotaguchi » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:26 pm

Just was curious what the lcd display is made of?

The Astro Saber,XTS3000,XTS2500,XTS5000 housings all had a outer plastic lens built in the housings that went over the actual lcd assembly.

But now that with the APX7000,the lcd does not have a outer lens cover to protect the actual lcd...

Is the lcd made of that same tough material"gorilla glass"like the I Phone/I Pad is made of??
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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby resqguy911 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:30 pm

Transparent aluminum going by how ridiculously strong it is
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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby Radio Crazy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:37 pm

It is a sperete Glass lens that sticks on the FRONT CHASSIS SUB-ASSY, MODEL III totaly seperate from the LCD that it fits over.
6175619B02 LENS ASSY, FRONT DISPLAY

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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby kotaguchi » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:53 pm

So there is a outer lens that cover the actual lcd?

Good to know in case it gets scuffed and needs replacing.

Alot easier now I see just to replace the outer lens cover than before when the lens was built in the housing like the XTSs..
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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby Radio Crazy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:16 pm

kotaguchi wrote:So there is a outer lens that cover the actual lcd?

Good to know in case it gets scuffed and needs replacing.

Alot easier now I see just to replace the outer lens cover than before when the lens was built in the housing like the XTSs..

That is all correct Ko, it's like $14 and change on MOL and it comes with sticky around the rim to stick on to the FRONT CHASSIS SUB-ASSY, so itt's not the main LCD that gets the scratching just the glass in front of it,instead of having to change the whole XTS housings. And at $144 for the color LCD for the APX M2 & M3 it could get very costly for just a few scratches.

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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby loband » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:24 pm

I put on a lens protector on mine....just in case.

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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby MTS2000des » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:25 am

At Fire Rescue International last week, Motorola had a setup rig with a bowling ball being dropped from about 3 feet directly onto the display of an APX7000, while operating, and it had a big LED hit counter that would count the number of times the radio was struck in the LCD region, head on. They also had two other APX portables in the same case getting rammed with what looked like a golf ball. The radios were powered up and backlit the while time. The counter was up to 364 hits when I saw them that day. Whatever material they are using is STRONG as ever.

Even better was the APX6000XE they had fully submerged in 3 feet of water for over 14 hours and counting...powered up and operational. Impressive. Let's see you do that with your Chinese knock off road apple radio.
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Re: Motorola APX7000 LCD glass material??

Postby loband » Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:26 am

Yes very impressive indeed, I seen the same booth at APCO in Philly last month. I have the APX7000R and it is rated submersable to 6' for 2 hours as well. I did manage to put a tiny scratch in my front display, thus I put a clear lcd protector on it as I have on everything else.


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