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    Help identifying chips

    Hi all,
    I have purchased a 3.5" lcd screen to fabricate a simple hideaway HUD in my car dash.
    I intend to have the screen placed so that it is reflected in a hinged lid backed in mirror when I want it displayed but that is easy to close down and hide away. I don't have room for two mirrors so I need help identifying the chips on the board so I can try and locate the FLIP and MIRROR functions.
    Any help gratefully received!!!!!
    Here is a picture of the board with the main chips marked along with their markings.

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    It looks like you've already identified the chips. The 5150AM1 (U1) is the video chip, which has no flip/mirror capabilities. It's controlled by U5 and U9 is probably flash memory.

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    Cheers Curiosity! Permission to say "Arse!!"
    I simply didn't know anything about the chips or have enough knowledge to find out more than their names.
    Anyone recomend a cheap 3" video lcd with flip and mirror?
    Anyone want a 3" video lcd without flip and mirror?

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    No need to be rude. You asked for ID of the chips, not what their functions where.

    Best way to find out the purpose of the chips is to google their names.
    One of the first hits would be whitepages for that chip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crinos View Post
    No need to be rude. You asked for ID of the chips, not what their functions where.

    Best way to find out the purpose of the chips is to google their names.
    One of the first hits would be whitepages for that chip.
    Hahahaha there was nothing rude about that!

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    Crinos, I should have been more specific. I was asking for the identity of their purpose having established their names / identities. I'm a prime example of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing!
    I knew one of them had to be controlling the screen output and that some of these controllers support flip and mirror. I was hoping for help in identifying whether this one did and Curiosity very kindly helped and let me know it didn't. Just goes to show we don't always get what we hope for.
    I did spend time Googling but apart from the 5150AM1 chip I couldn't find any information that i could understand.
    I actualy found something like 50 versions of the 515 chip and just got more confused.
    As for being rude? I assume you mean my asking permission to say "Arse"?
    It's simply another way of saying "bother", "darn it" or "oh well back to square one" and wasn't aimed at anyone or anything other than my own ignorance. No offence intended and I hope none taken?!? Just another quirk of the English language.

    Now back to the search for a small monitor i can flip!!!

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    LOL Actually I took it as jokingly "you're being an arse." Lost in translation.

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