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Offline nase30

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Spare Display for HP2551
« on: May 30, 2022, 06:04:49 AM »
My display is broken. Does anyone know where I get a spare display - I found some very similar looking on AliExpress, but not sure wether they are the right ones... I`m looking only for the display unit [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 09:31:53 AM »
Hi, how very unfortunate!

Luckily, Ecowitt will sell you just a display if thats all what you require.
https://www.ecowitt.com/shop/goodsDetail/173

Don't forget to specify the correct frequency that you use for your sensors.
If you are using 868Mhz (Europe) you may also be able to get a replacement spare display from Froggitt in Germany.
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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 09:49:01 AM »
Hi Mandrake,
thank you for the information. I`m looking for the display unit not for the whole device.
Why throw to throw away the whole device if only the display is broken. Normally you should get these type of Display for maximum 30. If I do not find any spare, I have to buy an new device.
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Marcel

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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 10:00:53 AM »
Unfortunately, as you have just discovered, the displays for these devices are expensive. They are a combination of the console/gateway and an LCD display. Basically they are the brains of your weather station.

However, there are other options, without buying a new display/console/gateway. And that is to buy a display less console/gateway such as the   GW1100 , which is far cheaper. Now it doesn't have a display but it will receive/read your sensor array and other sensors, in some aspects it is better than your original console. OK, so you also want a display, there are a number of options, you can repurpose a tablet to be one using software like PWT. Or you could just open a browser on the tablet to Ecowitt.net or whatever site you may be sending to. These options are not as easy as just buying a new display and the layout will be different, sometimes better, and they work very well.

Others will more than likely chime in with more details, and options. Bottom line , you can replace that display with something else at a much lower price.

re-reading , I now understand you just want to replace the display/LCD portion of what you have, I do not know if that part is available for sale. Even it is , the GW1100 is  a cheaper option

I just checked EBay for used units... no luck
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Offline nase30

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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 01:02:40 PM »
Hi Rover1822,
even if the Display is broken, the HP2551 is still sending Data to the Ecowitt server - all sensors still working. It works as well with the unplugged display, there is no need for aGW1100 (good Idea) [tup].
Good alternatives with the Tablet or browser (it is in use), but I`d like to have the display on my desk.
May be somebody had the same problem and tried already a "spare" display from china.

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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2022, 01:28:41 PM »
If not in a rush, you may want to contact Ecowitt directly , via email (I don't have it, find it on their site), and see if you can get just the LCD screen.
Unfortunately , I have not read anything about anyone breaking or having a disabled screen. Unlike a tablet these are not usually carried around, or subject to an environment where they might break. Usually they are placed somewhere and forget.

You may want to revisit how you broke the unit :), I'm kidding.



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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2022, 01:56:43 PM »
Hi

You can buy a spare display from https://www.amazon.de, brand dnt at a price of 159.99


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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 03:50:31 AM »
Ah, I understand now.
I am sure that you can probably get a replacement screen panel from somewhere like Aliexpress, the hard trick is identifying the correct standard part.
Unfortunately I am not aware of anyone having done this before so you will most likely be the first.

As suggested though drop Ecowitt a e-mail and ask if they specify the spare part name or if they can supply that part themselves
They are usually very helpful when it comes to spares.
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Ecowitt GW2000 (Test)
Ecowitt WS90 Wittboy - Test
Ecowitt WH51 (x6) Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH41 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WH31 (x8) Thermo/Hygro Sensor
Ecowitt WS80 Ultrasonic Anemometer (pre-prod test)
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Ecowitt WH32-EP (SHT35) + Davis 7714 Screen
Ecowitt WH45 CO2/PM2.5/PM10 -Test
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Ecowitt WN34 Water Temp Sensor -Test
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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2022, 03:32:36 PM »
I asked the Ecowitt service team, and they offered me a spare display unit for 39US$. With shipping to Germany it sums up to 47 which is fine with me. May be customs comes on top.
The display was send out at the same day, so it seems that they have it on stock.

Very quick response from Ecowitt -  this is satisfying customer service. GOOD JOB ECOWITT  [tup]

Thank you for the idea to contact Ecowitt directly...  [tup]

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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2022, 04:46:47 AM »
If you have time it would be nice to do a little tutorial of how you replace the broken display so that future folks who ask/search can see the process involved.

I am very glad that Ecowitt were able to help and that hopefully you will have a happy ending!
G1ZFO

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Ecowitt GW1000 (Wunderground: IGUILDFO68)
Ecowitt GW1000 (Mk2) test environment driving CumulusMX on a RPi 3b
Ecowitt GW2000 (Test)
Ecowitt WS90 Wittboy - Test
Ecowitt WH51 (x6) Soil Moisture Sensor
Ecowitt WH41 PM2.5 AQM Sensor
Ecowitt WH31 (x8) Thermo/Hygro Sensor
Ecowitt WS80 Ultrasonic Anemometer (pre-prod test)
Ecowitt WH57 Lightning Sensor -test
Ecowitt WH32-EP (SHT35) + Davis 7714 Screen
Ecowitt WH45 CO2/PM2.5/PM10 -Test
Ecowitt WN34 Soil Temp Sensor -Test
Ecowitt WN34 Water Temp Sensor -Test
Ecowitt WN35 Leaf Moisture

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Re: Spare Display for HP2551
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2022, 09:37:15 AM »
After 18 day`s I received the spare display. I made a tutorial of the repair. [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

 

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