One For The Wife.....

fxdscon

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Looking good!

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.

Thanks, and nice looking scanners there!

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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...
 

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Thanks for the link. I've replaced the PRO-2006 EL strips several times over their lifetime and was looking for something a little different.

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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.


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.

Mike
 

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