I rehab'ed my SID with a strip of business card. - Saab 9-5 Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
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Have no idea if the Sid's were re-engineered, but I had lost significant number of pixels in my 2000 9-5 SE 10 years ago. I found an article on repairing the SID and pulled it apart. ! cleaned up the contacts on the PC and the ends of the ribbon cable that connects the display to the display board and inserted a strip of a business card under the cable clamp as the article described. The SID was back to 100% and remained that way for a number of years until it began to develop lost pixels again. The loss is most likely temperature/humidity/oxidation-related and can vary day to day and season to season.
When I pull the SID again, I'll probably experiment with a plastic business card strip that might do better with temperature and humidity changes. The real fix would be to solder flexible wires to connect the main PC to the display board, but that is hard to do with small connections. There is a company in UK that sells a ribbon cable that they claim will fix the issue for good.
If you are willing to open a SID, the business card may fix it - at least for a while.
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