Brute
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Reuse old tablet screen for raspberry

Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:17 pm

Hello,
I was wondering if i can reuse my old tablet screen from ACER ICONIA TAB A500. I want to use also touchscreen. I know that i can buy controller for this screen but i will not be able to use the touchscreen. Pictures of display and probably touch screen controller: http://imgur.com/a/irq8L
(I dont have raspberry yet, i will buy it soon.)

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solar3000
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Re: Reuse old tablet screen for raspberry

Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:46 pm

Great idea. adafruit has plenty of controllers.
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ait
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Re: Reuse old tablet screen for raspberry

Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:07 am

Hello,
you can/must use a controller like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-DVI-VGA-LC ... 2021742877

Brute
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Re: Reuse old tablet screen for raspberry

Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:05 pm

ait wrote:Hello,
you can/must use a controller like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-DVI-VGA-LC ... 2021742877
Isn't there any possibility to use the build-in controller? There is LVDS connector on the build-in controller to connect it with the motherboard to GPU. I saw some LDVS to HDMI converter but i am not sure if it would work. And is there any possibility to not use hdmi and use something like DSI?

ait
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Re: Reuse old tablet screen for raspberry

Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:40 pm

There is no build-in LVDS-controller.
The DSI -connector could only be used by the original Raspberry-Display

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