09-18-2004, 09:31 PM
I'm new to this forum postings, and I donít really know its rules, but I would really be grateful if someone out there could help me. Sorry for my linguistic errors, I'm Italian and my English is quite rusty. I currently live in Beirut - Lebanon (yes, Middle East) for work.
Down to business. I've managed to buy a 4 inch LCD that was passed as an original boxed Sony. So imagine my surprise when I found, reading a post by Oracle, that it was an Interact model (Lebanon IS paradise for brandsí piracy).
I've tried the same things every one on this forum went through, and still no image. So I was wondering if some one was able to obtain something out of it, or if it's a cheap LCD with no RGB feeding, only S-video (Oracle, if you read this, please reply, you have my same exact LCD). Cause tracing the circuit on the connection's PCB, it seems that only the S-Video pin is actually conveyed to the screenís controller, the RGB signal is just passed through to the MultiAV Out.
I would really be grateful for any suggestion. Thank you.
09-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Ok, I got this thing working using the hsync / vsync to csync circuit with my 5900xt.
Only problem I'm having is to to get Winxp to detect it when it's connected as a second monitor.
I'm using a video cable with pin 9 in it (without it the screen wouldn't kick on).
Is there something I'm missing? I really don't want to install a second video card.
It does work when connected to my system as the only screen (as in on boot).
But when I'm in XP and try to get both monitors working I don't have any luck.
I even tried conneting another monitor and removing it after it was detected.
But when I connect the Psone, it's just ignored.
Hope someone has the trick.
09-28-2004, 08:06 AM
I have a Kenwood Unit which has RGB input in the form of a round 13pin din, could this mod be used for that as well? I've love to get VGA into the RGB, so much better than RCA
12-23-2004, 06:40 PM
need some help
hey everyone... I know this is an old thread but im been trying to find info on this forever. After finally finding it I am still a little confused about a something.
Well first off i got one of these psone screens from a friend. He had lent it to me and it was pretty trashed already so he didnt really want it back. The screen seemed to be fine (and it was/is) but the problem look to be something on the board with the switches and signal converters. I was able to rig it to test if it still worked then tryed to duplicate the board with failed results. So now i have the lcd without the inbetween board and dont know what wire is what signal.
So if anyone can help i would be so grateful!!!
this is a view of the back of the lcd with the 'ntsc' (labled so on the other side of it) attached:
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the question is, does anyone know what the input would be from here and/or what each wire is
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it appaers to be pin4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12.
at first i thought it was the matched directly to the playstation av out but it doesnt seem to match up. anyone know?
07-22-2005, 04:10 AM
holy crap franki, ive been looking for help with the EXACT same lcd for a very long time now. if you happened to have found any info, a relay would be greatly appreciated.
btw, sorry about bumping a super old thread, but i need all the help i can get.
07-22-2005, 04:15 AM
07-26-2006, 06:25 PM
hey guys i read through the first 3 or 4 pages but now my eyes are starting to go a bit weird cause it is midnight and i am dead tired. i am well impressed with ur project M PRO i think it was brilliant i want to do the same thing but i want to mount the ps1 screen in my media pc's case now i have a 6600gt gfx card and i want the ps1 screen to b the only monitor and then have a tv running off the conposite out. will it b ok doin it like that? i have installed powerstrip on it and it has the 640X480i (arcade) res in the list am i all go to purchasing the ps1 monitor???
07-26-2006, 07:56 PM
what is the number of that square IC used in this circuit?....i cant see the number from the resolution of this picture....
Originally Posted by Franki
if you can give the number or a high-resolution picture, then its possible to get the datasheet of that semiconductor used and find the video input.
04-23-2007, 09:26 PM
05-07-2007, 12:01 AM
Hey Snuff. I have that interact screen also. I had it in my car from 2002 to 2006 until I changed cars. I had always used the crappy composite input. Quick & dirty won out.
Hey it survived four winters and is still kicking. I'm finally getting around to setting up my new car and came back to see if anyone had found a vga solution. My understanding from this thread is that there isn't any.
This datasheet suggests its main chip is RBG capable but since the interact was never wired to use RGB I don't know what would need to be modified on the circuit board.
Here's the datasheet for the chip:
I have some photos of the screen from way back:
I have a pocket underneath the stereo that would be perfect for a foldout lcd and this baby fits right in there. But I probably shouldn't go to all the trouble just to be stuck with crap ntsc again.
I'll keep looking around for a while. I have more time than money this time around... If I can't find any solutions I may just shove the lcd in a small box and make some sort of ghetto velcro mount.
CN3 is the connector that interact uses and definitely does not have any RGB capability.
CN4 is to the immediate left of CN3 and I had suspected it would contain the RGB inputs.
Sure enough, the RGB signals are on pads B-8,R-9,G-10. The resistors and capacitors for ac coupling are populated on the board so it looks ready to go.
I'll look into the sync sistuation and report back.