The screens (I ordered two, a spare just incase as they quoted a month to arrive) came from China. I thought I'd ordered an exact replacement, turns out I hadn't indeed I had purchased the inverted model, they came from a company called cart100, they basically represent loads of factories out there, I was quite worried I was going to find my account cleared out to be honest, however they were packaged well arrived damage free.
Looking at the picture on that link it didn't even dawn on me how dark the screen was unlit, but the model number is what I had looking at the board itself.
Readability in the dark is fine, strong direct sunlight is proving harder to read but was still easier to read than the faded original screen.
I had originally planned to replace just the led's as per the main guide but I ended up just replacing the entire board that the screen is attached to. All I had to do was de-solder the ribbon cable, clean it up and solder it back onto the new screen. There was nothing more to it.
I've had the speakers almost 10 years (I bought them at Christmas 2006) and other than the screen issue and a few blown fuses over time they're still going strong. But with their age and the fact I had the control deck in pieces I figured I would attach a few heatsinks to the main chips inside. I had a few spare that were lying around from an old graphics card kit that were just about the right size with the sticky thermal pads already attached so it was a case of peel and stick.
Altogether I'm glad the screen worked and as much as my brain is telling me it looks wrong because I'm used to the original screen, I can't help but think the inverted screen actually looks better.
Edited by WikingBIZARRE - 3/26/15 at 10:31am