I have an old Kickstarter gameframe that has developed a screen issue, where the lower half of the screen doesn’t turn on or animate. I have tried reformatting the SD card, and swapping it out for another SD card. I have also tried using my father’s SD card (he also has a gameframe that I gifted him), and my gameframe still exhibits the same screen issue (while his does not when using my SD card).
I have also looked over the circuit board and found no cold solder joints or failing capacitors, etc… One other symptom is that when I jiggle the cable leading to the LED strip, sometimes I will see the bottom-half pixels glitch out or come alive momentarily. Is there anything else I can try before I resort to prying apart the glued wood joints to examine the LED strip?
It’s Titebond original wood glue. I’ve had good luck softening it with a hot air gun (used for heat shrink tube), moving it constantly for a minute or two. They should separate with minimal force. You only need to remove the top panel, so soften the top two joints.