CF-19 Digitizer swap, MK1 to MK5, possible?

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  1. thewanderlustking

    thewanderlustking Notebook Evangelist

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    Why would I even want to do this you ask?! Because, digital art and palm rejection.

    The multi-whatever-crap on my MK5 is never used. It would work much better stuffed into my MK1 I use for tuning my car. On the other hand, the MK1 simply is not powerful enough to run any worthwhile art programs.

    I wouldn't want to swap the whole lid/lcd, but ideally just the digitizer sections. For testing purposes though, I could easily just swap lids, hardware side and plugs permitting.

    The MK5 to MK1 swap isn't the big concern. If I lose that in windows operation, I am sure it will still work on Linux. The other way around hopefully won't be a big drivers issue, but I do need it to work in WIndows.

    The main question is, is this even a possible plug and play swap? I haven't had a screen off recently if ever on one of these. I don't know how the digitizer integrates if it is a simple USB internal port and a thin cable plugging into the LCD controller, or wherever...

    I am wanting to post up a thread specifically on the whole "Wacom Digitizers and Toughbooks" thing. But I need to gather a little more info first.

    When I built my MK1 initially, I saw the digitizer driver listed as "wacom" before I finished installing the Panny drivers. I am trying to cross referance, but does anyone know what other digitizer pens work on the MK1? From what other Toughbooks, and more importantly if any actual Wacom pen works???
  2. safn1949

    safn1949 I'm sure I'm on the wrong planet

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    Lenovo X61 pens work and I have used them and Samsung phone pens on Motion computing tablets, I have 2 on the way now.

    I would try Lenovo first as they are dirt cheap, the pen from the CF-C1 & C2 will also work. H1, H2,etc. 15265533654411518569795.jpg My Mk2 with the C1 pen
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