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Best way to improve Pizmo LCD brightness?
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Aug 7, 2002, 09:38 AM
 
Hi Guys,

Do any of you know the best way to improve the Pizmo LCD brightness ? Is there a way to get the same quality as the G4 Powerbook screen? I would be very interested in any advice on how to improve the brightness of the Pizmo screen. Thanks.

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Aug 7, 2002, 09:41 AM
 
Not that I know of, short of replacing the screen with a new one, and even then you couldn't match the resolution of the Powerbook G4's screen.
     
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Aug 7, 2002, 02:03 PM
 
Originally posted by James Thomson:
Hi Guys,

Do any of you know the best way to improve the Pizmo LCD brightness ? Is there a way to get the same quality as the G4 Powerbook screen? I would be very interested in any advice on how to improve the brightness of the Pizmo screen. Thanks.

James Thomson
No way to get more brightness, I've tried. What I did find, however, is Supercal (at versiontracker). This at least made what I had look better.
     
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Aug 7, 2002, 03:18 PM
 
The newer LCD screen is somewhat brighter than the older one. The split came when Apple upgraded the laptops from 6gig/12gig harddrives to the 10/20 ones in Sept. of 2000. The later panels were made by a different company and were bluer and brighter.

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Aug 7, 2002, 06:25 PM
 
Hi Peter,


This is a very interesting point regarding the LCD changeover in September of 2000. I have two G3 400 Pizmo machines. One of the machines definitely has a brighter display. This had a 10 gig Toshiba hard drive installed as standard. The other machine had a 12 gig drive as standard and has the duller display. There must be a way of getting a new brighter LCD panel put in both machines. Thanks.


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Aug 7, 2002, 06:33 PM
 
Actually James you can. But the deal is that you must purchase the newer panel on Ebay and install it yourself. I've done it on a smaller (PB 1400) book with good results. It's not as hard as it sounds. I'm sure the panel can be had for around 300-400 dollars.

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Aug 7, 2002, 07:42 PM
 
The first machines came with a Samsung panel, and the later machines came with an LG-manufactured panel.
     
   
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