Change of electric reel lcd display from Japanese to English?

 Hi all,

 

seen as though there is an ever increasing deep drop following on here, as well as some pretty smart individuals, I have the following question.

has anyone looked into or had success, in changing an electric reel lcd display from Japanese to English? 

I have a shimano Forcemaster 6000 on its way from Japan, and although there is English notation on the buttons, the Lcd screen is in Japanese (obviously the numbers are universal).

has anyone been through the exercise of changing the lcd wording from Japanese to English? And if so what was required? Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Before people jump to conclusions, I do buy 90% of my fishing gear in Aus, and support site sponsors As much as I can. When the cost of supply and delivery from Japan is literally half that to buying within Australia, it's the main reason I have opted to purchase from the international market on this occasion.

 

scano

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 


sea-kem's picture

Posts: 10779

Date Joined: 30/11/09

 That's alright, I've bought

Tue, 2018-04-10 20:16

 That's alright, I've bought a lot of second hand reels from Japan. No need to apologise here mate.

____________________________________________________________________________

Love the West!

scano's picture

Posts: 1040

Date Joined: 31/05/07

thanks Sea-Kem

Tue, 2018-04-10 20:44

This ones brand new, and I understand the risk's regarding warranty ect when buying international.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Jackfrost80's picture

Posts: 4626

Date Joined: 07/05/12

Mate, bugger paying the 100%

Wed, 2018-04-11 06:52

Mate, bugger paying the 100% 'Australia Tax'. I buy a lot of bigger ticket stuff from the US and only had an issue with a robovac ($850 here and $350 from the US) and sent it back paying for postage and got a new one.

Onto your issue, the answer is obvious. You need to either learn Japanese or find a Japanese deckie 

____________________________________________________________________________

If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

timboon's picture

Posts: 1418

Date Joined: 14/11/10

 What site Scano? What site

Wed, 2018-04-11 07:26

 What site Scano?

 

What site you buying second hand gear off Andyman?

scano's picture

Posts: 1040

Date Joined: 31/05/07

It was off ebay

Wed, 2018-04-11 09:14

 Paid via PayPal for security reasons also. 

 

Supplier had very good ratings (sakasaku47)

100% feedback

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

sea-kem's picture

Posts: 10779

Date Joined: 30/11/09

 I've used Northstar.

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:33

 I've used Northstar.

____________________________________________________________________________

Love the West!

JohnF's picture

Posts: 2697

Date Joined: 07/07/10

 Up and down Scanno. 50

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:05

 Up and down Scanno. 50 percent chance you get it right first time

____________________________________________________________________________

Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

scano's picture

Posts: 1040

Date Joined: 31/05/07

She’s on board for delivery today

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:14

 Bloody not bad, left Japan Friday late afternoon, already in Perth and on board for delivery. 

Quicker than most packages even bought interstate!!

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

timboon's picture

Posts: 1418

Date Joined: 14/11/10

 Has anyone else got any

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:36

 Has anyone else got any suggestions for Jap sites?

 

Used or New?

 

I'm working away at the moment and keen for some retail therapy.....

Alan James's picture

Posts: 1839

Date Joined: 30/06/09

Depending on what you are after

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:22

these guys used to be competively priced.  That may or may not be the case now. 

https://www.electric-reel.com/

____________________________________________________________________________

                                                                          

                 

ChrisG's picture

Posts: 449

Date Joined: 30/12/11

 Been looking recently at

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:45

 Been looking recently at this site, found it depends on the reel if price competitive eg I found that the new Daiwa Seaborg was waaay cheaper but the Shimano Beastmaster you can find in aust cheaper

Posts: 30

Date Joined: 27/07/16

North-One Tackle

Fri, 2018-04-13 06:21

Yasushi at North One tackle is good to deal with.

 

scano's picture

Posts: 1040

Date Joined: 31/05/07

Got my elect reel today

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:44

 3 business days to arrive from japan to my doorstep in Perth. 

Brand new, exactly as per the description, happy as a pig in sh*t thus far. 

Now just gotta christen it in W.A waters 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

gillyL's picture

Posts: 5682

Date Joined: 26/04/14

 Howd the reel go mate?

Wed, 2018-07-04 14:38

 Howd the reel go mate?

____________________________________________________________________________

lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

BM294

scano's picture

Posts: 1040

Date Joined: 31/05/07

Yeah awesome thanks gilly

Wed, 2018-07-04 20:47

 I only managed to test it out the one day because a lot of the other time I was jigging with pe3 or pe5. But when bottom

bashing for gold band it was awesome! Definitely happy with the reel itself 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

snuffs's picture

Posts: 116

Date Joined: 06/08/12

I found a user manual

Thu, 2018-07-05 11:24

I found a user manual converted into English online. It had the Japanese and English symbols as well side by side. Outside of that, I made some Japanese fishing friends until I could work it out :) Other way is just to try not to touch too many buttons when out at sea on it :)