unfortunately, i dont know if the cash flow or the time will work out and be done by the end of august... i think until i get the new macbook i'm just gonna throw a 1 gb stick of ram in and a 160 gb hdd... maybe i'll have it done for next year... but i'll see if i can kick some butt and get it done this month
Oh, man! I would LOVE to join the band-wagon here, as my 14.1" iBook G4's battery just decided to stop working. Its time for a new one over here, and I'm eying the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air, probably the pro...
It looks to be the right size, although i am slightly confused about these panels. These panels have a single 30 pin LVDS connector, while standard panels in the iBooks have only 20pin cables, which would mean that some adapter would be required. A small breakout PCB would be nice, with one 30 pin to go to the monitor, a 20 pin to the iBook, and then another connector with the touchscreen data to go to USB/Serial. Im sure the great companies like SparkFun or LumenLab could whip something up, or even a user of the boards here. This is the most important part of the whole mod, the screen. If anybody finds anything out, please do share!
Oh am I your best friend. This is the panel from the Gateway m275. I have one myself and I am going to try to wire it into an ibook as well. The ibook g4 has 2 different cables available for it. The second version, shipped with later models is a 1.5" 30 pin and fits this panel.
I also have the serial pin outs for the wacom panel itself, which you will need to adapt to usb and run tabletmagic as the driver. Get the LVDS cable from the gateway as well as it has the little connector you need to attach to the tablet.
Dang! I wrote a post, paused and looked something up on Ebay, and when i hit post, i had to re-login and it deleted my message!!!!
That news about the screen connector in iBooks is the best i have heard all week !! ;D
Anyway i said how lucky i would be to have a 1.33GHz ibook with that connector, and that i may have to check it if someone doesnot provide an alternate identification method *cough* you forum users *cough* LOL
I also suggested a prolific based USB-->Serial adapter, they are cheap and readily avaliable on Ebay and at RadioShack marketed as Cell Phone data cables. They are the ones with the "lumps" or "warts" inline with the cable. These would easily fit with a micro-hub into the modified shell of an iBook. Now, for a protective screen cover?
Great! Have you gotten the screen part working yet or are you waiting on the LVDS cable? Let us know, im sure we are all waiting in anticipation. If it works for you, i might order one of those panels.. Good luck!
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