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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: pinkdog on March 19, 2020, 11:00:30 AM

Title: Combine Sansa Clip+ with Clip Zip into a single monster
Post by: pinkdog on March 19, 2020, 11:00:30 AM
Can you take parts from Clip+ and Clip Zip and connect them?
For example, can you take screen from Zip and put into Clip+ electronics? Will rockbox detect it properly?
Title: Re: Combine Sansa Clip+ with Clip Zip into a single monster
Post by: saratoga on March 19, 2020, 11:18:23 AM
The screens are soldered on, and (while I don't remember) the pin outs are probably not compatible so it would be hard to swap.  You'd have to change the source code to use the new screen with the device, thing are not detected, they're compiled in.
Title: Re: Combine Sansa Clip+ with Clip Zip into a single monster
Post by: pinkdog on March 21, 2020, 12:21:24 PM
I thought clip+ and zip were almost the same, as they use same CPU/SoC, and that rockbox detects hardware components like linux. But since it would be hard to accomplish, I am abandoning the idea.
Title: Re: Combine Sansa Clip+ with Clip Zip into a single monster
Post by: Moogle on March 26, 2020, 08:44:02 AM
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