[NTLK] What's behind the 2000 screen?

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Sun Oct 31 16:56:15 EDT 2010

The 2100 display is made up of three parts, digitizer and display  
taped together and the backlight.   The backlight is easily removed  
once you have disassembled the 2100.
Keep in mid that you need a reflective surface as light passes through  
the digitizer and display then is reflected back.

I believe Frank's site does go into this but in any event, the  
backlight removal is a complete disassembly.  Unlike the 130 it is a  
separate piece.

The sheen is relatively low and the uplight surface is yellow, or pink  
for a white one.
You might try a piece of photo type printer paper if your intention is  
to give up the backlight completely.  I would avoid to high of a gloss  
since mirroring of the light source would be irritating.

This has been discussed before,  but sorry I couldn't find link.


On Oct 31, 2010, at 12:43 PM, Noah Leon wrote:

> Thanks Neal,
> I would love to replace the backlight, but since I'm a little  
> strapped for cash at the moment (have bills to pay and none left for  
> my hobby), I was wondering about a DIY sort-of replacement for the  
> green back of the screen. I was hoping that someone could tell me  
> what the construction of the MP2000 is before I follow the take- 
> apart directions. pda-soft lists the construction of the MP130  
> screen and backlight combo, and I assume that I could, based on the  
> backlight instructions for the 2000 probably try and see about  
> changing the lcd background, I was just hoping someone could tell me  
> if it would be worth it or whether I could even be successful at  
> doing something like that.
> Part of it is that I quite like the Kindle's "paper" display, and I  
> wonder if the MP2000 could be made to more closely resemble that. I  
> wouldn't mind losing the backlight in favour of a higher-contrast  
> screen. I don't want a Kindle, since one of my favourite features on  
> the Newt is the HWR and general library of apps and general fun of  
> using it, but a newton that's almost as easy to read would be nice.
> noah

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