Driving a Nook Simple Touch screen


I recently disassembled a Nook. I was going to fabricate a new case, root it and write a custom program, and present it as a prototype. However, the touch part of the touch screen no longer works. I have a few questions; answering any one of them will make me happy.

1) How can I hijack the touch interface?
If I override the (broken) infrared touch input with a pen input, then that would be acceptable. However, I'm not sure whether the screen itself is broken, or if I broke something on the board from static discharge.

2) How can I troubleshoot and fix the touch interface?
Speaks for itself. How can I get this working again?

3) Where can I find information on how to use this screen separately?
My last option is to separate the screen and the touch completely, and build another tablet from scratch.

Much appreciated!


Kiteman5 years ago
Here's a radical thought - gave you tried contacting the manufacturer?

They might be open to the idea of broadening their market to the Maker community.