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  • Hacking my Morotized screen.

    Ok so I have this screen:



    I want to turn it into a VGA screen. So all I need is a VGA controller? Correct?

    I already took it apart and it has the same Panasonic LCD Module that Armen sells. But do I need an Inverter or anything else?

    Also what would be a good LCD Controller solution? I cant seem to find one via google.
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    2003 Nissan Sentra Spec-V

  • #2
    What LCD panel is inside? Can you take pictures of all the components?

    If it is the same LCD Panel than the Gain/Xenarc controller and inverter will work.

    What about the electronics that control the motors? Are they on the main Video controller or on a separate circuit?

    Let me know.

    Armen


    Originally posted by Spec-V
    Ok so I have this screen:



    I want to turn it into a VGA screen. So all I need is a VGA controller? Correct?

    I already took it apart and it has the same Panasonic LCD Module that Armen sells. But do I need an Inverter or anything else?

    Also what would be a good LCD Controller solution? I cant seem to find one via google.
    http://www.digitalww.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by digitalww
      What LCD panel is inside? Can you take pictures of all the components?

      If it is the same LCD Panel than the Gain/Xenarc controller and inverter will work.

      What about the electronics that control the motors? Are they on the main Video controller or on a separate circuit?

      Let me know.

      Armen

      Electronics for the motors are on a seperate circuit. The LCD Panel is identicle to the one in this pic:

      Thanks for any help Armen.

      Greg
      Click Here to see my Car's Website
      2003 Nissan Sentra Spec-V

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      • #4
        Then the controller (xenarc/gain) will work. If you take your LCD panel and the controller out of the housing, does it still slide in and out?

        This could be a very simple mod. Just have to try. The controller will definitely work. Also you will need to figure out how to run the VGA cable.

        Can you get any pictures?

        Armen
        http://www.digitalww.com

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        • #5
          I'm at work now. I will try to post some pics tonight.

          Will I still need an inverter? I never understood exactly what they do anyway.



          Also how much is the xenarc/gain controller?
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          2003 Nissan Sentra Spec-V

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          • #6
            backlighting

            is what the inverter is for, don't know why you need one though


            As Saddam once said.."COME ON!!!"

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            • #7
              the backlight are using CCFLs, and they run on high freq AC generated from the inverters

              with no inverters you have no light and can see nothing.
              -Mars

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              • #8
                as you can see from the picture

                it already has backlighting unless I'm missing something here.
                As Saddam once said.."COME ON!!!"

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                • #9
                  The backlight still needs an inverter to power it.

                  Armen


                  Originally posted by Rev_BoB
                  it already has backlighting unless I'm missing something here.
                  http://www.digitalww.com

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                  • #10
                    You will need an inverter ($10), VGA Controller and Cable ($160).

                    Take some pics of the mechanism if you can and every other angle inside the housing.

                    Armen


                    Originally posted by Spec-V
                    I'm at work now. I will try to post some pics tonight.

                    Will I still need an inverter? I never understood exactly what they do anyway.



                    Also how much is the xenarc/gain controller?
                    http://www.digitalww.com

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                    • #11
                      ummmm

                      then what would be the point of the inverter that is currently powering the backlighting?????
                      As Saddam once said.."COME ON!!!"

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                      • #12
                        In this particular monitor the inverter is built-in into the video controller. It is not built-in on the VGA Controller and it comes as a separate PCB. Once he removes the video controller he will have no inverter and will need one.

                        Armen




                        Originally posted by Rev_BoB
                        then what would be the point of the inverter that is currently powering the backlighting?????
                        http://www.digitalww.com

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                        • #13
                          that makes more sense

                          and why I stated "or am I missing something"
                          As Saddam once said.."COME ON!!!"

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                          • #14
                            So what kind of monitor is it?

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                            • #15
                              Well it does NOT look like my idea will work.

                              I have completely dissasembled the screen.

                              There are 3 control boards. One on the back of the lcd module and one in the case itself and a small one that controls the motors. All controls go through the first board (back of module) then to the main board via a ribbon cable. The main board is where power/rca input is.

                              Then there is a similar but smaller ribbon cable that goes to the small board that controls the motors.

                              I am pretty sure I could switch out the control board with a vga board. But I would have no way of controlling the in/out and up/down motors.

                              I wonder, Armen if I sent it to you... do you think you might be able to figure something out? I realy want to keep my motorized features, but want to be able to have a more clear display for GPS purposes.

                              I would pay you of course.

                              Let me know.

                              Thanks,.

                              Greg
                              Click Here to see my Car's Website
                              2003 Nissan Sentra Spec-V

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