I'm actually quite intrigued about those components, what they are and why theyre not essential with this mod..
It's essentially a royer osciallator or CCFL inverter which converts low DC as provided by batteries to high AC, as needed for the old lynx backlight. The new LCD does use LEDs, which only need low DC, so the inverter is no longer useful. The overall current consumption goes down, if these unnecessary parts are removed, so battery runtime goes up
Clearly we need to harness McWill's talents - next challenge, a new LCD screen for the Lynx 1
I guess he's to busy to answer right now, but i think this will indeed be his next project.
Fitted the LCD replacement to a broken Lynx I have today, now works great and display is wonderful, so much nicer than the original one. Have fitted the VGA connector but not had chance to play on a big screen yet.
The circuit board seem well made, lot nicer than those early pics McWill posted. Very minor quibble but would have been nice to have some kind of brightness adjustment, if playing in a dark room it could go a bit lower. Also might see if I can find a differnt VGA connector thats black as the white one stands out a little.
Probably order another one now :-)
I used a ASSMANN A-HDS 15 LL/Z VGA Connector which has black plastic.
I would love to have this upgrade, but soldering is not necessarily my strong suit. How much is the mod kit? How to get one?
You can get one right from McWill by writing an Email to: order-lynx-lcd[at]online[dot]de
He charges 95€ plus shipping depending on where you live. I think he used to mod Lynxes himself, but i don't know if he has any time for it right now.