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

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sea-kem's picture

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 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.

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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.

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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 

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 What site Scano? What site

Wed, 2018-04-11 07:26

 What site Scano?

 

What site you buying second hand gear off Andyman?

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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

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 I've used Northstar.

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:33

 I've used Northstar.

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 Up and down Scanno. 50

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:05

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

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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!!

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 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.....

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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/

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 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

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North-One Tackle

Fri, 2018-04-13 06:21

Yasushi at North One tackle is good to deal with.

 

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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 

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