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7.9 inch display / Model A1432 / Available in black or white / Announced October 23rd, 2012 / 16, 32, or 64 GB capacity

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Is there a touch lcd controller board to repurpose screen?

I have this old, but in good condition iPad Mini. I also have a cracked screen Galaxy S8 that otherwise works fine. I'd like to reuse the touch display from the iPad Mini to create a DIY portable touch monitor that I can plug in this or future smartphones over USB Type C to basically have a smartphone powered tabled.

I've tried searching for controller boards for the LCD model from the teardown article (iPad Mini Wi-Fi Teardown), but to no success. Does anyone know if it's even possible to do this? Would it be possible to find one and ask the seller/manufacturer to put custom firmware on it? Being a Samsung display, I'm a bit surprised it's so hard to find, but it's also a very old device.

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It may be possible, but the dev and sample cost exceeds the value of the device many times over.

There are display controller debug boards for this model, but I don't think anyone has done any work of value to repurpose the touch panel.

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Thanks, I figured as much, just thought I'd ask. Thanks for all the quick feedback.

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Hi

I don’t think you am an mod it to be a separate display but you might be able to get a app to do that

Iv used some apps with my 15 macbook pro and I works decently well

Hopefully this answers your questions

If not please ask

Thanks:-)

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I've seen that, but I'm looking to do something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrqdHVeB... and figured I already had a perfectly good screen to use for the project. Having a universal interface like USB Type C would be ideal to be able to use it for any compatible device.

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I can’t see the video you sent me because it’s unavailable

Iv seen people do it with intel iMacs because

They aren’t as locked down as iOS devices

Is far as I know

Apple locks down iOS devices so that they aren’t easily modified

You may be able to try and find a extension board like what they use on iMacs but I don’t think it will be easy

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