I’m thinking of a modification that would involve flipping the display upside down (so the display faces outwards in the ‘closed’ position). I plan to use the original display, so that should simplify things somewhat.
Is there an extension cable that I can use in conjunction with Framework’s original cable to get the necessary slack for the mod? Otherwise, is splicing longer wires onto a Framework cable a bad idea?
(I hear that Framework’s cable has different input and output pinouts, so I can’t easily skip the Framework cable entirely)
Now that I’ve actually thought about it, there really isn’t a reason to say “Probably not”. All we can say it that we don’t know yet. Hopefully they keep the same mainboard pinout and connector. Possible they changed it due to how the PCB routing worked out on the FW16.
Unfortunately, it seems that the most common high res / 4 lane eDP display pinout doesn’t include touch pins. So the display side of the cable also lacks those pins in order to support the common screens. I think some high res touchscreens use a separate connector for the touch signals, in order to stay compatible with the common 4 lane pinout.