Re: [NTLK] MP2x00 Display Upgrade - latest update

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 14:35:52 EST

On 12/03/02 14:07, "Calvin Grier" <> wrote:
> We have also worked with a backlight manufacturer to produce a white
> backlight that fits the MP2x00 LCD module. It can replace older
> Newton-green backlights. These are currently in-production and will arrive
> in about two weeks. The backlights are designed and produced to fit the
> MP2x00, and provide a pleasing white color for easier reading. Two solder
> tabs are provided to allow connection of the existing messagepad backlight
> power wires. Note: all EL white backlights generate less light
> than the original green backlights. However, soft-white is much easier on
> the eyes than
> bright green.


I'm not expecting that you will have the answer, but do you have any idea
why Apple decided to go with a green EL, since from your explanations, it
seems that white is the obvious choice?



Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
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