Fixing a 386SX laptop
thypope at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 02:30:15 CDT 2009
Oh yes, you could definitely use it in the dark. That's what I forgot to
add. It is definitely backlit.
On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 9 Oct 2009 at 6:53, Alexandru Lovin wrote:
> > Thanks for answering, but I'm afraid you're going to do some
> > explaining. I think backlit screens are the ones who have LEDs or
> > something else behind, providing light and limiting the visibility
> > angle, like some of today's LCDs. Non-backlit screens are probably the
> > kind found on digital clocks and watches. Question is, were
> > non-backlit LCDs ever used on laptops? And more specifically, on 386
> > laptops? This one is from 1992 apparently.
> Yours is probably backlit. Laptops like the DG/One did not have a
> backlight and had to be used in (bright) ambient light.
> I'm going to assume that yours has a backlight. These usually take
> the form of a cold-cathode fluorescent lamp, or CCFL. These are very
> thin, delicate fluorescent lamps and are run from high voltage which
> is developed by an inverter module.
> To replace a lamp see:
> Your Goldnote is mentioned as having a CCFL here:
> Inverters tend to be specific to a given laptop model; finding a
> replacement can be challenging.
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