Kindle Backlight

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Kindle Backlight

Post by electromaster64 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:56 pm

Anyone tried to LED backlight a Kindle? I have a Kindle 2 and would rather mod it than buy a silly clip on light.
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Re: Kindle Backlight

Post by Kumimono » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:24 am

I don't believe e-ink tech is suitable for backlighting.

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Post by wallydawg » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:12 am

Ha we got my Mom a Kindle for Christmas and I was wondering the same thing. I personally think it would take too much away from the "looks & reads like paper" aspect, but it is too bad it doesn't have "day-glo" backlighting like those old digital watches :lol:
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Re: Kindle Backlight

Post by electromaster64 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:27 am

wallydawg wrote:I personally think it would take too much away from the "looks & reads like paper" aspect, but it is too bad it doesn't have "day-glo" backlighting like those old digital watches :lol:
That is what I was going for actually, only not green :D . Rather than backlight I should have said frontlight.
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Re: Kindle Backlight

Post by ProgMetalMan » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:35 pm

Frontlighting would simply be lining the edges with lights, probably LED's. Would probably be possible and easy to an experienced modder, but I don't know if there's the documentation required for the thing.
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Re: Kindle Backlight

Post by hailrazer » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:33 pm

ProgMetalMan wrote:Frontlighting would simply be lining the edges with lights, probably LED's. Would probably be possible and easy to an experienced modder, but I don't know if there's the documentation required for the thing.
Frontlighting and lcd actually uses a plastic light guide. The plastic light guide directs the led light on the edges of the plastic onto the screen by means of grooves cut into the plastic. Very difficult to do. Just lighting the side with led's won't do it.
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