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LCD Instrumentation Backlight Flickering

I have a 2015 Ninja 300 (with ABS) and this morning I noticed that the backlight for the speedometer readout was flickering. I drive mostly in the daylight so it isn't an issue, but it will be annoying the odd time I use the bike at night.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything I need to be worried about if I replace the cluster unit?

I'm going to investigate this:
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If this is the same as the videos posted on FB then it's most likely either an issue with a cracked solder joint in the cluster or one of the LEDs in the cluster going bad. I doubt it's an issue with the power connection to the cluster because the digits would probably be flickering as well. Someone with a decent amount of electronics knowledge could open it up and likely fix it.
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If it is a cracked solder connection, I can likely fix that over the winter. I'll need some time to troubleshoot the connections and I'd much rather be riding the bike.

Do I have to worry about the Odometer resetting to zero if I unplug power for an extended length of time?

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I doubt it. The vast majority of odometer readings are stored in non volatile memory.
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Last night I rode the bike after dark. Originally, when I saw it happening in the daylight, I thought it was flickering on/off. But it is actually flickering in brightness. I like the dim output of the flicker and I wonder if there is a way I can keep it at that brightness. I will upload a video showing this in a bit.

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It's backlit by an array of LEDs. It's likely only some of them are flickering.
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