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Old 10-23-2011, 11:23 AM
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The other night I had to move my boat in the rain and left my c80 on board with the sun cover on. When I went to pick it up the next day the screen had a bunch of water droplets on it. I figured no problem, this stuff is supposed to be water proof. Anyhow I wiped the water off with a towel but the spots stayed on the screen. It kind of looks like they are under the glass. It doesn't look wet though, so I don't know what the deal is besides it really looks like crap now.

Anybody else have or fix this problem?
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:26 PM
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The other night I had to move my boat in the rain and left my c80 on board with the sun cover on. When I went to pick it up the next day the screen had a bunch of water droplets on it. I figured no problem, this stuff is supposed to be water proof. Anyhow I wiped the water off with a towel but the spots stayed on the screen. It kind of looks like they are under the glass. It doesn't look wet though, so I don't know what the deal is besides it really looks like crap now.

Anybody else have or fix this problem?
Never have I heard of that happening.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:30 PM
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It's not underneath either. I don't know what happened!
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C Classic don't have bonded LCD so water can be trapped between the plastic shield and the LCD itself. The problem you see can be condensation which have turned into droplets.
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I don't know, it doesn't look like it's inside the screen.
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The screen consists of a clear plastic layer (with anti reflection coating) in front of the LCD, in between there is a very small air gap, most probably this is where the water is caught. For a bonded screen this gap is filled with a gel or the protective front layer is bonded to the LCD using a resin such that water or humidity can't be trapped.


Bonded screen
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There are other advantages of a bonded LCD as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyt8Bzc4Js
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