Originally Posted by zadaw
Here is a thread here by someone who had exactly the same problem as you. He bought a Devo 8S from Helipal, and managed to get the transmitter fixed by Walkera directly. Perhaps you could contact him for details.
There are often problems in shipping electronic items back to China. Sometimes, the items even get taxed. That is why many vendors are reluctant to ship items back to China. We cannot get direct service from HH either and the vendors are reluctant to send things back to them. That is why many brands have a big advantage in their primary market.
Yes, I read that post several weeks ago and that was what gat me some false hope.
The parts to fix it are very cheap anyway. The controller is 5.09 and the screen is 10.00, both available from digikey. They are originally made by Texas Instruments. I have decided to fix my own as they are not really interested in helping their customers and the freight to get it to China is worth more than the parts to fix it.