Re: NTLK My Backlight

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Thu Dec 09 1999 - 15:53:26 EST

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Roger Milne wrote:

> I dropped my MP2K this morning from a grand total of no more than
> knee height, inside a soft jacket, inside a padded backpack, and it
> broke my backlight?!?!?!?!? Piss me off. Anyone have any
> recomendations what to do now? Is it something that's servicable in any
> way? I have an electronics degree, but am still a little affraid to go

Sounds like you probably just knocked a cable connector loose inside.
>From what I've heared, 2x00 Newts are easier to open than earlier models,
but of course you should make a few good backups first. I'm not sure
where exactly the display cables are, maybe someone else can provide
directions or pictures (and Laurent, maybe it would be a nice addition
tho the FAQ to provide some instructions on fixing common problems?)

> deeper in the the newt than just removing the back cover. I have the
> warrenty too, which was extended by having the MP2100 upgrade, was it
> not? Would this cover the fix?

Not sure about the warranty coverage... it seems like everyone who's been
sending their Newts back to Apple has been paying the $189 +$30,
regardless of their warranty coverage.

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