Do you have a link to where you got the EL strips of that color? I'm still using 6 of the Pro-2006 scanners (one is the Commtel COM205 version) on a daily basis, and I'm just thinking about ordering some more EL strips.
Electroluminescent technology is low power and eco-friendly and used for all types of lighting projects. Electroluminescent Panels are thin (less than 1/2mm) laminated sheets that glow on one side. Panel Size: 70mm x 110mm (2.7 x 4.3").
Replacing a electroluminescent panel in 2006 is far more difficult than a 2021. There is no tolerance for error in cutting the panel to size given the board design (which is also more complicated to remove). You can’t let the wires put a bend on the panel as it will cause the lcd to have issues, this was a bit tricky. I also replaced the blue panel on the 2006 to the right of the 2021.
Have been buying and refurbishing scanners lately - trying to get them as close to new as possible...
Thought I would post a very low cost back light replacement for 2005/2005 scanners.
I found these EL pannels at All Electronics. 3 for .99 cents. I was ordering other items so I figured I would get a few to play with. The very first one worked. You can see by the photo, they are a bit narrow, but I can see everything on the screen. I suppose i could go back in and place some white card stock on the end, but its functional.
Electroluminescent (EL) Backlight. 30 x 67mm (1.2" x 2.6"). Glows green when energized. Ivory off-state. Solderable pin. Operates on 80-120Vac. Will operate from 120v "house" electricity or inverter. For control panels, LCD, special effects and model lighting.
I cut it to the same hight as the original and sealed the edges with a light coat of clear nail polish. Used a short piece of hook up wire, to connect the leads.
I have a few spares if anyone wants one? I can mail one if you pay for a padded envelope and postage? That would be less expensive than shipping from All Electronics if you bought 3 plus shipping.
Its eaiser than you think to replace them. Take pictures as you go, if you need them. There are videos on line.. Simple soldering for the connections.