Re: NTLK My Backlight

From: Paul Guyot (
Date: Fri Dec 10 1999 - 09:21:29 EST

Victor Rehorst <> wrote:
>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?)

Poor Roger.

To open the 2000, proceed as following: (you need two x-screw-drivers)
(a) remove all cards, the pen & the battery pack
(b) remove the four screws outside & open it from the battery pack as
described in Pix Solutions web site
(c) unclip all wires: loudspeaker, microphone (the grey one), power button,
another one & the little white comb glued on the Arm chip
(d) remove the pen holder (three screws)
(e) remove four more screws, one on the battery holder, two black one on
the opposite side of the pen holder, and one between the pen holder and the
battery holder
(f) unclip the battery holder's cover, remove the battery spring (look at
how it is installed, it is not very easy to install again)
(g) unclip the motherboard: there is a clip between cards holes
(h) remove the mother board: the problem comes from the connectors
(i) remove the two screws in the battery holder with the small screw-driver
& the four screws all around. Note where they are.
The little plastic thing that seems to come from underneath is the
touchscreen's connector
(j) remove any screen protector such as barrier (they will fall otherwise)
(k) finaly remove the last part, starting from the top. You can now see the
screen totally.
I haven't been any further.



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