UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO
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I some vague ideas about hacking a Pinebook Pro into a smaller form factor. I don't own one (yet) but as far as I see 1) it's in the same form-factor as several other smaller laptops/chromebooks and b) it uses a common 30 pin eDP connector (please correct me if I'm wrong). There are three options (mind you, possible options):

1. There are eDP to LVDS/ eDP to MIPI adapters used for NanoPC T4 and LattePanda Alpha respectively. Both come with their own 7" panels but:

* in case of the T4 the output is a very common 40 pin LVDS able to plug *any* lcd of any size and resolution (as the controller reads the info from the onboard EDID chip). The problem is the eDP in. Out of all the pinouts on their board they used the most obscure 30 pin 4 lane one (afaik only a couple of Macbook Retina panels have it). I'm trying a dumb 2-lane adapter right now, hopefully I'll get some results.

* nothing can be done in case of the LattePanda's one, as not only MIPI is a closed standard but they can even make pinouts differ between the revisions of identical LCD panels. I suspect at this point they make it out of spite. And I seriously wish every member of the MIPI consortium could only use a single toilet bowl on Earth unique to them and none else. On the plus side, the LattePanda one's eDP pinout is the same 30 pin/2 lane.

2. The smallest native eDP panel I know of is a 9" VVX09F035M10/M20 by Panasonic. The funny thing is, its pinout seems also incompatible. How. How did they fudge the most common pinout. How. I've just got mine for inhumane experiments so I'll try figuring out the actual pinout (couldn't find any datasheets on this one).

If at least one of these options gives any positive results the rest is purely technical (PBP's motherboard is small enough, while the battery is a rather simple 5volts +/-/thermistor one, there are smaller compatible ones that can be salvaged).

With all this I have a question to Pine64 folks: is it possible to buy just a motherboard+side board combo (the spare parts section only has the motherboard)? Thanks in advance.


Messages In This Thread
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by odinson - 08-25-2019, 03:28 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Luke - 08-25-2019, 04:38 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by sundog - 08-27-2019, 07:29 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Wizzard - 08-27-2019, 11:21 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Arwen - 08-27-2019, 07:13 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by x0r - 08-29-2019, 08:10 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Kochise - 08-29-2019, 08:54 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by x0r - 08-29-2019, 09:21 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Kochise - 08-29-2019, 10:27 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by letarg - 08-29-2019, 10:42 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by GLSRacer - 08-29-2019, 03:49 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by letarg - 09-09-2019, 09:45 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Kochise - 09-03-2019, 05:49 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by PakoSt - 09-03-2019, 09:12 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by x0r - 09-12-2019, 01:28 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by letarg - 09-15-2019, 04:46 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Pinitus - 10-19-2019, 11:08 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by Pinitus - 10-20-2019, 01:18 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by oaklarch - 07-19-2020, 04:23 PM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by oaklarch - 11-09-2020, 03:19 AM
RE: UMPC Version Idea: PINEPALM PRO - by XanderL - 11-15-2020, 03:44 PM

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