Hello everyone, I bought a 17" Powerbook G4 for $25! its in perfect working condition, i want to mod it and add a touchscreen. I was looking on ebay and saw a 17" touchscreen kit for less $100, i was wondering if anyone had any tutorials on how to go about doing this? I bought it for an unbelievable price, so it wont hurt to try this... Thank you!
Welcome to MacMod first of all. In order to use another touchscreen there is quite a bit to consider. Drivers, pin out configuration for the wiring and mount points.
Honestly, your best bet is going to be to try and put a trolltouch component over it or maybe even taking the touch component from the waccom. There was another tread on this recently. And there are multiple threads on the trolltouch.
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Check out the other auctions by that seller. I believe the link you sent is for the 3:4 sized screen, You need the widescreen version, which that seller does seem to carry. Check the measurements to be sure. Otherwise it looks like it will work just fine. Also be aware of the differences in capabilities between a touch screen and a tablet. This is a touchscreen. But that's a larger discussion.
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