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I have a question.

https://bennvenn.myshopify.com/products/drop-in-lcd-kit-solderless-drop-in-pre-order-revision6

Has anyone here with a Lynx upgraded the screen or thought about it?  I know I said I wasn't going to but my screen has been getting worse lately.  Very ghostly and lots of vertical lines.  What I found is $75, requires the inverter to be removed, and one wire to be soldered in (optional if you want scanlines if I understand it correctly).  As much as I hate to, I'm seriously thinking about saving for it.

 

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On 11/29/2021 at 12:20 AM, Atari 5200 Guy said:

I have a question.

https://bennvenn.myshopify.com/products/drop-in-lcd-kit-solderless-drop-in-pre-order-revision6

Has anyone here with a Lynx upgraded the screen or thought about it?  I know I said I wasn't going to but my screen has been getting worse lately.  Very ghostly and lots of vertical lines.  What I found is $75, requires the inverter to be removed, and one wire to be soldered in (optional if you want scanlines if I understand it correctly).  As much as I hate to, I'm seriously thinking about saving for it.

 

hi @Atari 5200 Guy,

 

i have not used one. wish i could help.

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It seems sort of easy to do. From the looks of it, anyway. I don't know. I have never used a BennVenn or McWill upgrade for my Lynx. It does look promising, though, and the price is right. If you need it, I guess go for it, @Atari 5200 Guy. I know how you feel, though, about upgrading it. But, if it needs to be done, do you have any alternative? That is the $60,000.00 question. Unless you can find original parts, which I am sure are expensive, you might have to go for it. It's up to you.

Thanks for letting me share. :O)

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On 12/9/2021 at 1:38 AM, Atari 5200 Guy said:

Yes.  The kit I found does not alter the physical characteristics of the system.  It simply gives it a more modern display that should also improve the battery life.

If you have questions about it... I uhh.. have done a few of these and can likely help answer.

Edited by CrossBow

See what I'm up to over at the Ivory Tower Collections: http://www.youtube.com/ivorytowercollections

 

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