[NTLK] eMate backlight at backlight4you

Nick Chaiyachakorn little.green.salad.bowls at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 02:21:21 EDT 2017

Given how dim my backlight seems to be, chances are the replacement'll be
brighter than my existing backlight. I'll be happy to buy one - should we
continue this conversation outside the list?

Thanks - Nick.

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> > Before I go ahead, though, do you know anything about the age of your
> donor backlights?
> No, I don't. But they have probably been manufactured before 1997. I doubt
> that Steve had more manufactured after he axed the Newton family.
> But the age is not important. Backlight foils do not loose brightness due
> to
> their age, but due to the time they have been used. Most eMate backlights I
> have seen are much better than those of 2x00 Newtons. I guess this is
> because the Newtons have been used way more often. Most eMates have been
> used in schools, so they haven't been used all day like many Newtons.
> > I figure that getting another ripe old backlight is only thing to be
> potentially disappointed about.
> I hardly ever sell spare parts that I wouldn't without hesitation put into
> a
> Newton or eMate I intend to sell. If I do, I make people clearly aware of
> this fact while their purse is still safely tucked away :-)
> But, of course, everyone's entitled to his own definition of a good
> backlight, so if you don't like it, all you would lose is the cost of
> stamps
> for posting it to you and back.
> > when the hinges finally go, I at least won't have to worry about a
> punctured display cable.
> That's true. Fixing hinges is much easier than fixing ribbon cables :-)
> Cheers
> Frank
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