Many owners of vintahe (Palm powered) handhelds know the problem – the first-gen color TFT screens like the one used on the Palm IIIc tend to develop a pinkish hue as they grow older and the gas mixture in the lamp degrades.

An anonymous Jornada owner(those Windows CE powered keyboard organizers, no Palm OS on there) now replaced the CCFL in his machine with a bar of white LED’s and describes the process on his web site:

http://sprite.student.utwente.nl/%7Ejeroen/projects/ledbl/

While I don’t feel like trying this out right now, it definitely is an impressive idea to fix my Palm IIIc if it finally goes pink!

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