Re: [NTLK] Screen for MP2x00

From: Neal Trembath <>
Date: Mon Mar 16 2009 - 21:29:22 EDT

@ Rafael: the backlight and touchscreen are separate. Once you have the Newton apart, the 2x00 backlight slips in easily behind the touchscreen.
I bought two from Calvin in January—one white, one green. No problems; he seems like a nice guy. He should still have a couple white backlights. I believe he is responsible for the replacement, improved touchscreens, which I haven't tried. Knowledge Navigator may also have replacement backlights.

Between the two, the white is easier to read while the green is brighter. I prefer the white backlight and kept the green as a backup. If he's out of green and you need it, I'd be willing to sell it off list. I also have a blue spare, though at half luminosity and a spare, clean touchscreen w/ a couple, small nicks.

If doesn't work, I can give you his gmail address.

Good luck,

> From: Woody Smith <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] Screen for MP2x00
> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:24:17 -0500
> As of Dec 2008 Calvin Grier reported
> "Yes, there are still replacement touchscreens
> available. You can
> email me
> directly at
> or check the old webpage:
> "
> Woody
> On Mar 15, 2009, at 3:29 PM, Raphael Coiman wrote:
> >> Years ago somebody in the Newton community was
> working on new types
> >> of screens (digitizers) for the MP 2x00, with
> higher reflectivity
> >> and better contrast. What were the ending results
> of this project?
> >> Does somebody knows about? There was a green, blue
> and white
> >> background versions as far as I remember.
> >
> > Thanks: Raphael Coiman


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