Preparing for the 2016 Spring Sport Seasons: Display Checks

Daktronics has recommendations to help assess the condition of your displays before you start the next season. This assessment will help you identify concerns so they may be reported right away. If you do find issues, follow the steps in your service agreement or reach out to customer support so they can keep your displays running at optimum levels for your first event.IMGP52~1

Power on your display and control system

Often, the startup and shutdown procedures are documented in your service agreement or provided by a trainer. If you do not have that document handy, sample guides and video of the procedures can be found in this article: What is the proper rack start up procedure?

Play test content

After your control system is running, play test patterns or other test content on your displays. The process of playing out test patterns can vary depending on your equipment.

Inspect your video display(s)

  • While test patterns are playing, examine your display(s) and document any pixels, modules or sections that are stuck on/off.
  • Take note of any visual issues flickering, discoloration, etc.
  • Visually inspect the display(s) and cabinet(s) for any signs of damage or corrosion that may have occurred during the winter.
  • Listen for any damaged or non-working cooling fans.


Check your fixed digit display(s)

  • We also advise you to visually inspect the display cabinets for any scratch’s, dents or abnormalities.


RC-100 Checks

Did you find something? Contact us.

Non-urgent Service Requests

If you have a non-urgent need, you can request assistance from Daktronics Customer Service online.

We make every effort to respond to these requests within one business day. (Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm Central Time

Submit a Service Request





Urgent Service Request

The fastest way to contact customer support is to call us. We are available 24/7/365.


The quickest way to reach a Technician is to call 866-343-6018 and press option 2.

Our phones are always open, but the best time to reach us is 8-10 am CST.

If you are unable to hold, you will have an option to leave your phone number and a short message, and the next available associate will call you back.

Our service contact information is also listed on
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