Re: Contrast issue (was Re: NTLK MP2000 Upgrade Program To End)

From: Peter Cross (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 15:15:16 CDT

OK, I did it. whew.

     it was scary taking the little guy apart. I own a camera repair
shop so I have seen small electronics before. I do not think it is the
kind of repair for everyone.

     I removed and cleaned the display cable. I appeared to be oxidized
and so I cleaned the whole contact edge and reset it. There was some
dust inside, so that was removed as well. My first check was 100%. I will
keep checking it and if the problem resurfaces after it has been off for
a while I will let you know. For now it appears the little Newt is alive
and well. and I am recovering nicely from the surgery.


>From other recent postings, I'd be willing to suggest that the contacts on
>the display itself are not making good contact with the cable. Although I've
>never taken my Newt apart (the mere though makes me shudder), I remember
>people saying that the signal cable for the display connects via pressure
>contacts on the display.
>Perhaps you (or someone you REALLY trust) should open your Newt and check
>the connections.
>Just my $0.02CDN. Standard disclaimer applies. Your Mileage May Vary.
>Leland Jory
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