[NTLK] MP2000 Screen
woodysmith at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 12:11:31 EST 2010
Congratulations on your first newton. Despite its condition as long
as everything works you can have a good experience.
You are right the 2x00 series does have three parts to the display
Digitizer is the layer that you are talking about. As far as I know
there has only been one source of replacement since apple discontinued
production. Calvin Greer offered a digitizer and backlight package
for about $130. I've used his backllight but was never able to afford
the digitizer. Most people who need a replacement digitizer due to
failure will buy another 2x00. Another option is to but a screen
protector........I don't remember names but it could be clear shield.
Replacement backlights are available from several sources, a good
price would be about $35.
check archives for additional info but keep in mind that replacing
display parts requires a complete disassembly of your newton,
Purchasing a 2100 in good condition from JKsalesinc.com might be a
On Feb 25, 2010, at 10:30 AM, Lyle Beckman wrote:
> I just picked up my first Newton - an MP2000 from eBay for 24 bucks
> shipped!! As you may have already guessed - it's not in the best of
> but it is totally functional. The screen has some serious scuff
> marks etc.
> on it and I'd like to poke around for a replacement, but what do I
> need? I
> understand there is the back-light, the screen and the digitizer. i'm
> assuming the digitizer is the part on the very top that you're
> writing on
> with the stylus, and therefore, the part that needs to be replaced.
> I see
> auctions on eBay for $30 screen replacements but they say they don't
> the digitizer nor back-light. If it's the surface that is scuffed
> up and
> scratched - would that be the digitizer, the screen, or both?
> I'm also kind of liking the back-light replacements on eBay as well
> - may go
> with a white or blue one. I'm thinking once I get done with just the
> screen, I'd probably have been better off with an MP2000/2100 in
> shape to start with, but where's the adventure in that!
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