[NTLK] MP2000 Screen

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 12:11:31 EST 2010

Congratulations on your first newton.  Despite its condition as long  
as everything works you can have a good experience.

You are right the 2x00 series does have three parts to the display  
Digitizer is the layer that you are talking about.  As far as I know  
there has only been one source of replacement since apple discontinued  
production.  Calvin Greer offered a digitizer and backlight package  
for about $130.  I've used his backllight but was never able to afford  
the digitizer.  Most people who need a replacement digitizer due to  
failure will buy another 2x00.  Another option is to but a screen  
protector........I don't remember names but it could be clear shield.

Replacement backlights are available from several sources, a good  
price would be about $35.

check archives for additional info but keep in mind that replacing  
display parts requires a complete disassembly of your newton,   
Purchasing a 2100 in good condition from JKsalesinc.com might be a  
better choice.


On Feb 25, 2010, at 10:30 AM, Lyle Beckman wrote:

> I just picked up my first Newton - an MP2000 from eBay for 24 bucks
> shipped!!  As you may have already guessed - it's not in the best of  
> shape,
> but it is totally functional.  The screen has some serious scuff  
> marks etc.
> on it and I'd like to poke around for a replacement, but what do I  
> need?  I
> understand there is the back-light, the screen and the digitizer.  i'm
> assuming the digitizer is the part on the very top that you're  
> writing on
> with the stylus, and therefore, the part that needs to be replaced.   
> I see
> auctions on eBay for $30 screen replacements but they say they don't  
> include
> the digitizer nor back-light.  If it's the surface that is scuffed  
> up and
> scratched - would that be the digitizer, the screen, or both?
> I'm also kind of liking the back-light replacements on eBay as well  
> - may go
> with a white or blue one.  I'm thinking once I get done with just the
> screen, I'd probably have been better off with an MP2000/2100 in  
> better
> shape to start with, but where's the adventure in that!

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