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

jakari jakari at bithose.com
Mon Jun 4 13:59:33 EDT 2018

On 2018-06-04 09:44, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic 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.
>> -J
> EL backlighting has a fairly short halflife I believe.
> Maybe it's possible to get a new sheet of it.

http://glowhut.com/el-panel/ implies "yes."  It hadn't occurred to me 
that laptop screens could be EL-lit, I've only see it on small 
alphanumeric LCDs.

Still requires a functioning inverter, which I'd guess is the real 
problem here.  Bad caps, probably.

(Keenly aware of this after my Thinkpad 600E's backlight inverter gave 
it up two days before VCF East!)

Jameel Akari

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