AlaskaSkier
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iBook G3 display + Pi

Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:18 am

hi guys out there in the vast sea we now call the internet,
i am starting an interesting project, i have recently acquired several 12" ibooks only two of which are working so the third i decided to rip off the screen and attach my revision b raspberry to it, only problem is, im new to all this programming and stuff, although i can do some command line i figured id better get started and this seemed like a good place to do that. the screen itselfs main display connector is a 20 pin along with a 2 pin connector with thicker wiring which is im guessing for a backlight that is a cathode ray tube. i have all the plugs and wiring and just need to know what to put where and what to program. please help!

Cloudcentric
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Re: iBook G3 display + Pi

Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:25 am

I know everything about nothing"

AlaskaSkier
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Re: iBook G3 display + Pi

Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 pm

thanks, it appears that the screen allready has some sort of controller built onto it all ready though and not the ribbon cable, ill upload the pictures for you too see later today

AlaskaSkier
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Re: iBook G3 display + Pi

Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:42 am

sorry, the files are too big

ghans
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Re: iBook G3 display + Pi

Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:52 am

You can resize pictures beforehand ...

Anyway, look at ebay , there are sellers who offer display driver
boards with DVI/HDMI in. I can assure whatever you find inside
your Mac will be useless for the Pi.
Check which display it is and request a corresponding board,
they support lots of panels and should be happy to help you.

ghans
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