Re: [NTLK] New Backlight

From: Woody Smith (
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 22:30:06 PST

I was aware of the brightness issue when I bought the white backlight
because of previous discussions on this list. In part I wanted to
support the development of replacement hardware, but I didn't need his
replacement touch screen. This is on my backup 2100 which I will be
using as my primary for a while to get a better feel for it.
The only knowledge that I have about life expectancy is from the
backlight4you web site.
"While the original EL-panel of APPLE has according to our observation
a lifetime of around 400h, only, our replacement foils have a lifetime
of min. 3000h guaranteed by our manufacturer."
Calvin made no claim as to lifetime.

I plan to try the backlight4you replacement also, when I can.


On Nov 10, 2004, at 6:49 PM, Alex Santos 100MB Neostrada Mail wrote:

> Thanks Woody, I skimmed the instructions. Would you have gone for the
> green backlight considering the brightness issue?
>> It is brighter than the worn out light that I replaced but not as
>> bright as the original green.
>> The life-span of the original backlight is just a few hundred hours.
>> Woody
> What is the life expectancy of your replacement light? Do life
> expectancy differ from the white and green backlight?
> Thanks

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