[vcf-midatlantic] Ideas on replacing a backlighting on a laptop
billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 09:07:52 EDT 2018
I have found that repeated use of these old LCD's can occasionally improve
performance. In the mean time there may be an external monitor port, I'd
have to check mine/similar era unit
On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 8:05 AM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> 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
> > 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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