[NTLK] eMate screen specs

Jeff Sheldon jeffsheldon at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 09:58:54 EDT 2016


Definitely made by Sharp.  I found some (extremely expensive) replacements
some years back and squirreled away some Sharp documentation on the panels'
electrical characteristics.


-Jeff

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Victor Rehorst <victor at chuma.org> wrote:

> The N2 Platform Overview document has some information:
>
> http://www.unna.org/unna/apple/documentation/n2platform/n2-overview.pdf
>
> Page 4 notes that the PS-7010 handles the LCD, which are STN single or
> dual-scan with 16 levels of grey, and that it is connected via a 20-pin
> connector.  No idea if there's a standard pin-out for those.  I'd bet
> dollars to donuts that the screen was made by Sharp, since they did all of
> the manufacturing for the Newton line.
>
> Page 28 has some information about the resistive touchscreen interface.
>
> On 23/05/16 09:29 AM, Abraham Limpo wrote:
>
>> Hello fellow newtonians!
>>
>> I have an eMate whose main board failed (i think due to power adapter
>> misshaps) but the screen apparently is working ok.
>>
>> I have one of those mini-computers-on-a-stick (like a raspberry pi zero)
>> and I was thinking of making a sort of frankenstein and keep the screen
>> and
>> the keyboard but replace the logic board by a more modern one.
>>
>> My plan is to make a custom circuit that replaces the keyboard baseboard
>> and adds a connector to interface the screen with the computer board.
>>
>> The thing is, I haven't found much info on the screen itself and I don't
>> have the means to reverse engineer the hardware, so I was wondering if
>> someone has any info on what the screen cable pinout is.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Abraham
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-Jeff


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