bedtime
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Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 am

I have the RPI official 7" tablet screen and case. I was wondering if the 4B would fit inside. From the looks of it, it will, but I'd like to know if anyone has tried.

Thanks.

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Re: Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 pm

bedtime wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 am
I have the RPI official 7" tablet screen and case. I was wondering if the 4B would fit inside. From the looks of it, it will, but I'd like to know if anyone has tried.

Thanks.

What official case ??

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/

Bear in mind the Raspberry Pi 4B has a different connector layout:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... w-from-35/
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Re: Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:28 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 pm
bedtime wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 am
I have the RPI official 7" tablet screen and case. I was wondering if the 4B would fit inside. From the looks of it, it will, but I'd like to know if anyone has tried.

Thanks.

What official case ??

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/

Bear in mind the Raspberry Pi 4B has a different connector layout:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... w-from-35/
My mistake; I thought that my case was made by the RPi foundation, but it's made by SmartPi.

In any event, this case:
https://www.buyapi.ca/product/smartipi- ... ego-front/

It's apparently the most popular case for the Official RPi 7" Touch Display.

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Re: Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:46 pm

bedtime wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:28 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:11 pm
bedtime wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:58 am
I have the RPI official 7" tablet screen and case. I was wondering if the 4B would fit inside. From the looks of it, it will, but I'd like to know if anyone has tried.

Thanks.

What official case ??

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/

Bear in mind the Raspberry Pi 4B has a different connector layout:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... w-from-35/
My mistake; I thought that my case was made by the RPi foundation, but it's made by SmartPi.

In any event, this case:
https://www.buyapi.ca/product/smartipi- ... ego-front/

It's apparently the most popular case for the Official RPi 7" Touch Display.

As stated the RPi 4B has a different board layout so you may have to modify the case.
Retired disgracefully.....
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Re: Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:52 pm

They say "no"

"Unfortunately the SmartiPi Touch is not compatible with the Pi 4. The HDMI ports and USB ports have all been changed and will not work in the SmartiPi Touch. The good news is we have been working on a new case design that is compatible and expect it to be ready in the beginning of August 2019. It will have HDMI access and also have a splitter cable for the Pi 4 USB-C."

http://smarticase.com

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Re: Will the RPI 4B fit into the Official 7" tablet case?

Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:18 am

This is Tom from Smarticase. We are working on a new case and hopefully it will be ready in the beginning of August. Our case relies on a splitter cable which would technically violate USB-C spec. We are currently determining the best way around this. There are also some potential issues with the way the circuit is designed from the USB-C receptacle on the Pi4. That also complicates our splitter cable design.

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