[vcf-midatlantic] Ideas on replacing a backlighting on a laptop

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 08:05:14 EDT 2018

I'd start by looking at the inverter board. From pictures online, it looks
like that laptop uses an blue electroluminescent sheet for the backlight,
not a ccfl like more modern laptops.


On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Okay I have a T1000SE which now boots on it's original NiCad battery
> (it's roughly 32 years old). I found out I needed to throw a switch on
> the battery so the red dot is visible (on the side facing the PC and
> in the middle of the lever assembly). The fact that it charged the
> battery and now boots astonished me.
> The one issue I have is I can barely read the screen. The contrast works
> and it goes from light to dark screen but the letters are really difficult
> to read. The second dial does nothing and I'm pretty sure that's the
> brightness.
> Has anyone attempted this before? Any hints?
> Thanks
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