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

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Mon Jun 4 09:44:28 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.
> -J

EL backlighting has a fairly short halflife I believe.

Maybe it's possible to get a new sheet of it.

Converting it over to use modern LED backlighting systems might be another 
trick, but I don't know if modern laptops run LED PWD in time to the 
screen refresh, or if there is room where the EL sheet was.

 			- Ethan O'Toole

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