Started on my own version - just need to fix the backlight!
Hi, better late than never - I just started this project using an old IBM Thinkpad 600. I've just begun dismantling the laptop and have run into a problem.
You mentioned early in your document that there could be a problem booting without a keyboard. I never found any follow-up to that issue, and that is what I've run into.
The keyboard assembly has been removed, and now at bootup I get a 301 keyboard error.
Guess I'm just not technical enough to figure out how to get around it -- any suggestions.
Thanks for documenting your digital frame project -- it really motivated me to attempt the same.