Hi! I’m new on this forum, but I’ve been eyeing framework for quite some time.
I’m planning to use an AMD mainboard for a custom cyberdeck build that ended up being pretty advanced. (I can post some pics tomorrow if anyone is interested).
One pain point I’ve been encountering recently is regarding the screen. I have a small 1920x480 main screen that’s affixed on the cyberdeck, and I plan on having another screen that’s fixated on the cyberdeck, and fully foldable inside it when you’re not using it.
I was initially planning on using the framework screen for it, but as cool as it is, I think the 3:2 aspect ratio will cause space problems for me in the long run. As such, I’m trying to use a different screen for it. Due to the understandable scarceness of usb-c port on the 13" version, I’d rather not use two of them for two different screens.
I searched the forums and saw that there is no plan to bring the mainboard screen port to eDP adapter to the marketplace in the near future. However, the cost of making such a cable in a way that proves robust ends up being very painful (just sourcing the connector is complicated).
So I was wondering two things :
- Is there a possibility for Framework to punctually sell a cable like this one ? It is financially prohibitive for me to buy a screen and just use the cable, as it would make quite an expensive canle. I am down to buy a whole broken screen assembly, and I see it as a great way to reduce e-waste. If the response is negative (which I would understand), maybe someone in here is down to sell their broken screen?
- Is there any plans to manufacture motherboards in the future with a more standard screen connector ? There are probably reasons that I don’t see, but I fail to see how using a non standard connector brings stuff to the table
Thank you all for reading this post, and I have no doubt that in the long run, Framework and the community will find a way to make a solid solution for this problem.