[NTLK] MP2000 Screen

Bradley Loeding bradley.loeding at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 17:20:10 EST 2010

I think Calvin may be out of backlights. But he's got some digitizers left.
>From my discussion with him, his digitizers have a different "feel" to them,
and may not be appropriate if you do a lot of note taking. Contact him if
you are interested.

Another source for backlights kits is:
Their kit includes an optional surface mount capacitor which optimizes
driving circuit frequency to the new backlight.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Woody Smith <woodysmith at comcast.net> wrote:

> 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
> assembly.
> 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.
> Woody
> 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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