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Displays Repurposing Kindle Paperwhite Screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arboreal, 12 Aug 2019.

  1. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Following on from my post many months ago, I have a frozen Kindle Paperwhite here that I can't reboot or do anything with. It's still showing the Kindle startup page with the tree on it.
    I now wonder if I can strip it down and use the e-ink screen on my Raspberry Pi?
    I can see stuff about hacking live Kindle s and also using Kobo readers, but not repurposing Kindle screens.
     
  2. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff, I have a frozen Kindle and want to re use the screen (maybe stripped off the machine) on its own with a Raspberry Pi
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Ahh, got ya... you think the screen's OK, but the rest if hosed...?
     
  5. Arboreal

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    Yes, that's what I reckon!
     
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    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Thanks, Edz; this may turn out more complex than hoped and send me off to Pimoroni for an e ink fix!
     
  8. Jeff Hine

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    Mebbe source a Kindle w/ a hosed screen (gotta be a few out there) & cannibalise -- side project?
     

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