10-06-2010, 01:01 AM
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Silverleaf Video Display - O/C - INFO ONLY
All - On Thursday last, I went up to the MH to run the genset, and make one last check on the unit prior to our departure on the next day. Everything worked just fine in the Silverleaf Video Display on the TV in front and on the dash unit.
Friday, we arrived at our destination, and no SL display. The computer unit is working - dashboard unit is also working, and displaying information. We can do the necessary stuff to make MH livable and function.
I know what it is now, because I called SL on Monday. It's one of two things:
1. The VHS-TV Unit is bad or; - itís located up behind the TV in the front center area.
2. The 12V Supply is out, causing #1 to not have any indicator lights and not display data to the TV.
I am going to head home tomorrow, and fix it on Friday. FWIW - WRV had lots of interference problems (educated guess is bad grounds and crappy wiring-plague of these units) wiring directly into the Chassis 12V system so they just used a little 110V to 12V plug in step down transformer unit. This was told to me by SL, and they put the little bugger (transformer) up behind the Sony DVD/Amp unit (top left side cabinet) and itís impossible to take the thing out without messing up wires, etc. I refuse to rebuild all the video/stereo stuff unless I am going to replace the TV and now I am not going to do that.
I have an empty 110V duplex receptacle near the TV and I can get to that, so if I don't have 12V supplied from the original source of power, I am just going to add another transformer to that plug and see if that brings it back. If not then the VHS-TV unit is bad and I will need to get a new one from SL. As an alternate idea, I can find 12V using the cigarette plug to just see if I have bad power or bad VHS-TV unit, which is another way of checking it out.
This post is provided for information to all - for the future if your rig is ever plagued by this issue because being pro-active is better than being re-active.
Monty & Janet - 2007 Alpine APEX 40 MDTS
S/N - 75715 - Retired - Master Certified RV Tech