[Arm-netbook] EOMA lapdock
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Tue Dec 10 18:57:14 GMT 2013
Congratulations on disassemblying the 500 lapdock without breaking it!
Motorola made the 100 lapdock and 500 lapdock proprietary. The 500
lapdock is the hardest to get working with a raspi.
A custom HDMI script, sound script and wifi script are required to
connect a raspberry pi to the 100 lapdock and 500 lapdock. The Atrix
lapdock and Bionic Droid lapdock do not require a HDMI script and sound
script but they may require the wifi script. Hence, I returned the 100
lapdock and puchased an Atrix lapdock. The latter I returned because it
had a defective HDMI. Bill Mar of specomp.com told me the HDMI is
defective in a significant percentage of Atrix lapdocks.
Could you please advise whether your 500 lapdock can operate an Improv
board without scripts?
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013, at 10:45 AM, Christopher Thomas wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Dec 10, 2013, at 11:28 AM, freebirds at fastmail.fm wrote:
> > There has been much discussion on creating an EOMA laptop. In the
> > meanwhile, an EOMA lapdock can be created by connecting an Improv board
> > to a lapdock.
> > A lapdock does not work well on a lap though. A lapdock needs to be on a
> > desk or table. With a slight movement of my lap, the touchpad and
> > keyboard freeze on my second Atrix lapdock while connected to a raspi.
> > Sometimes pushing the Blackberry 900 Y splitter data cable tigher onto
> > the lapdock's USB plug fixes the problem. Other times, it does not and
> > sometimes causes shut down. I returned my first Atrix lapdock because
> > slightly moving my lap caused the monitor to turn red and buzzing. I had
> > to keep pushing the HDMI adapter tighter on the lapdock's HDMI plug.
> > Matthew Ritchie manufactured custom HDMI and USB cables to insert inside
> > an lapdock to replace the lapdock's plugs. I do not know whether his
> > cables solves the wiggle problem. I watched videos on disassemblying a
> > lapdock, but haven't tried it. There are four models of lapdocks. The
> > 100 lapdock cannot be opened without breaking it.
> > matthewjohnritchie at gmail.com
> > http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=59033&p=443285&hilit=Matthew+Ritchie+cables#p443285
> Work is actually being done on this front. I purchased a Lapdock Pro 500
> and took it completely apart. I was able to get video and keyboard. Need
> work for the webcam. And a custom adapter needs to be created because the
> USB is inverted in comparison to the HDMI. Not to mention the spacing of
> the connectors on the EOMA are far apart. It would be possible to keep
> the form factor and just replace the intermediate cable with a custom
> application. Or have some form of internal docking.
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