Author Topic: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?  (Read 2338 times)

JudgeBot (OP)

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Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:55:54 pm »
I read someplace that the screens on many of these 7" devices are Nexus 7 screens.

So could I swap out the default screen for an IPS 7" Nexus screen?

I am wondering if there would need to be driver support added as well.

skelton

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Re: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 03:12:04 pm »

You would need a new kernel with the new touch screen drivers and configs.
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JudgeBot (OP)

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Re: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 03:24:39 pm »
Thanks Skelton!

I will leave it stock then.

Stealth Ninja

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Re: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 11:38:12 pm »
A better screen is definitely one of the upgrades that I'd love to see in the next 7 inch model. A new D pad (like the jxd 7800b model) and an upgrade in ram and I'll be happy. The analog sticks are keepers.

mkvsbs

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Re: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 02:47:21 pm »
A better screen is definitely one of the upgrades that I'd love to see in the next 7 inch model. A new D pad (like the jxd 7800b model) and an upgrade in ram and I'll be happy. The analog sticks are keepers.

@Stealth: no, believe me. You can desire whichever DPAD but not the JXD 7800 one.... Unresponsive, bad soldered in many cases. Stay far from that DPAD.. if you can (IMHO & experience).

acid

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Re: Swapping in an IPS screen on the GPD G7?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 05:00:16 pm »
A better screen is definitely one of the upgrades that I'd love to see in the next 7 inch model. A new D pad (like the jxd 7800b model) and an upgrade in ram and I'll be happy. The analog sticks are keepers.

@Stealth: no, believe me. You can desire whichever DPAD but not the JXD 7800 one.... Unresponsive, bad soldered in many cases. Stay far from that DPAD.. if you can (IMHO & experience).

I never got the complaints, tbqh. The D-Pad on mine is pretty decent.