Extending the LVDS cable

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gslug
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Extending the LVDS cable

Post by gslug » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:25 am

A quick question. Has anybody successfully extended the cables from the motherboard to the screen? I presume that they are LVDS, backlight power and USB for the touch screen. I know having them too long will result in signal degradation, but was hoping to get away with an extension of about 6 inches.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Extending the LVDS cable

Post by roobarb! » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:56 am

Not heard of anyone doing this, although somebody did replace the Joggler's screen with a larger one (1024x768, I think), which would have involved working on the cabling. Quite a straightforward job, IIRC, but I can't remember where I read it!
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Re: Extending the LVDS cable

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Re: Extending the LVDS cable

Post by roobarb! » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:00 pm

Hoho! That's some hacking. :)
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Re: Extending the LVDS cable

Post by acesabe » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:16 am

Seen some pix over on the hi-pda forums before - they have a Joggler section:

http://www.hi-pda.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=62&

it's all Chinese but if you are using Chrome/Chromium it will translate (roughly) enough to get the idea anyway..

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Re: Extending the LVDS cable

Post by gslug » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:02 am

Thanks for the replies. Looks like it is time to get busy with the soldering iron. I'll let you know if it still works after surgery.

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