[NTLK] eMate screen specs

Abraham Limpo abraham at familialimpo.net
Wed Jun 8 05:08:51 EDT 2016


Victor: Wow, I don't know how I could miss this document. Sadly, seems that
either the n2 was originally a non-keyboard device or the keyboard is not
documented, so I still lack info. I'll peruse all the other documents to
see if I miss something. :)

Jeff: You won't have by chance that documentation you mention, right? :)



2016-06-07 15:58 GMT+02:00 Jeff Sheldon <jeffsheldon at gmail.com>:

> 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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