Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by crispy_tofu » Sun May 08, 2016 7:48 pm

Some of the 12V screens can actually run off 5V natively. :)

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Post by Fleder » Sun May 08, 2016 11:50 pm

Thank you for contributing guys!

I will only add functioning TFTs to the list, though.
If anyone has got another one working, which is not already in the list, feel free to help us out.

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Post by Tom » Mon May 09, 2016 6:57 am

Confirmed supplier from Amazon UK with the correct board and Prime Delivery *YAY*

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1

Be careful about removing the screen from the front panel, I've cracked the corner of mine! (fortunately it's invisible :roll:)

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Post by agarajag » Mon May 09, 2016 1:20 pm

Hello,
The mine has just arrive. It is the same as @Tom showed.

@Tom how did you remove the frame?

Anyone knows how to make this model work with 5V
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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by agarajag » Mon May 09, 2016 1:53 pm

I just remove the frame. I recomed to use the hair dryer.
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As you see I have made a mistake in the case :S

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Frank_Steine » Mon May 09, 2016 8:15 pm

Forgive me if this is a beginner question but how are you testing it to ensure that it works off of 5V? Where do you connect the wires? I have a 5V power supply and want to add mine to the list but I am not sure how to make meaningful commentary on it. Thank you in advance for clarification! For reference I have the same board as DeltaShadow at the beginning of the thread.

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Post by crispy_tofu » Mon May 09, 2016 8:38 pm

Frank_Steine wrote:Forgive me if this is a beginner question but how are you testing it to ensure that it works off of 5V? Where do you connect the wires? I have a 5V power supply and want to add mine to the list but I am not sure how to make meaningful commentary on it. Thank you in advance for clarification! For reference I have the same board as DeltaShadow at the beginning of the thread.
Plug the 5V power supply into the power jack of the screen. If it works, bingo!
If it doesn't, open it up and do this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 1eebd9f91b
If it works, huzzah!
If it doesn't, then the screen cannot be run off 5V without a boost converter. :)

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by Piro » Tue May 10, 2016 5:32 am

Hi Guys

First post ever, Just wanting to share my screen info on what we can get in Australia via eBay

So the first monitor i purchased was this bad boy
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/361517362869 ... EBIDX%3AIT
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it may be a bit more pricey than the others but no pulling it apart and I knew the approx size of the control board
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1. no it doesn't run directly off 5VDC
2. Yes it has an IC (bottom left corner BM1410A)
3. Yes with the IC mod it works off 5VDC
4. no contrast buttons?

I didn't remove the step down converter just soldered on a jumper wire, looks like its working fine.
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I have another screen in the post what I will update when it arrives
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191823637622 ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Post by Fleder » Wed May 11, 2016 12:55 am

Thank you guys, i updated the spreadsheet with the information I got from you.
Feel free to supply more details :)

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Re: Collecting information on alternative displays - please contribute

Post by RasputiNZ » Wed May 11, 2016 4:15 am

I have another screen in the post what I will update when it arrives
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191823637622 ... EBIDX%3AIT
Cool keep me posted I live in Perth would be keen to if this is viable, thanks.

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