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Could a Pi use one of these phone displays?

Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:32 am

I have 2 of these phones (Motorola 2nd gen moto-e: xt1505 & xt1527) which are reaching the age where I'm considering investing in spare parts. I found some of the displays left over, I don't know if the connector is anything standard that could be adapted to a Pi or not, or how interchangeable these things are. This would maybe be approaching a DSI I think, it's too many pins for SPI.
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They're in Hong Kong for $23 ... black.html Shipping is estimated at another $17. If they might work with a Pi that would be another incentive to buy one, I have one that's evidently not working in a phone that was dropped. The phone may be hopeless so the display would be extra. As just a phone spare I'm not sure I'd spend the $40. It's 540x960, capacitive touchscreen.

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Re: Could a Pi use one of these phone displays?

Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:28 am

I'm a right that this phone was announced 2015? So - most likely - the display is using MIPI Interface.

So, as Long as there is no easy way of using the DSI (4-lane) Interface most likely not!
If you're willing to develop your own Interface board than you can make the same approach as makers of the 'Manga Screen 2' - ... a-screen-2

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