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Thread: "Transflective" LCD panel with res touch+controler for $101+$36 S+H

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    Derrick,
    I'm having a weird issue I can't figure out. in ride runner, when i go to view my music playlist, you can click on a song to select it. For some reason, it is very difficult to touch click a song, but everything other click works fine (back, load, up/down, etc.) just the window that selects a song. If I use my normal mouse it clicks no problem. I did the draw test in the driver and it seems calibrated and fine. I tried 2 different skins in RR and it does the same thing.

    btw - the calibration program keeps crashing on me after I finish clicking dot - Win7 64 bit. Is that normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninja6o4 View Post
    Derrick,
    I'm having a weird issue I can't figure out. in ride runner, when i go to view my music playlist, you can click on a song to select it. For some reason, it is very difficult to touch click a song, but everything other click works fine (back, load, up/down, etc.) just the window that selects a song. If I use my normal mouse it clicks no problem. I did the draw test in the driver and it seems calibrated and fine. I tried 2 different skins in RR and it does the same thing.

    btw - the calibration program keeps crashing on me after I finish clicking dot - Win7 64 bit. Is that normal?
    Hi, when you using Win7, don`t use the software you download. Use Win7 tablet calibrate to do the job. you will be fine

    also, try to use a stylus and see if any different.

    I am going to sleep. if you have any further questions, please send to our email

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8838.com View Post
    Yes, our board and LCD will mount together in the case
    I'm perhaps not being clear enough

    Not all Car PC installations allow room for the enclosure. This is why many people take a standard Lilliput screen and take the guts (the LCD, the controller, and the button board) out of the plastic enclosure to mount into their own custom bezel.

    The problem with doing this is the controller board has to somehow be mounted to the back of the LCD panel. Either with double-sided tape (not good) or that flimsy Bybyte H-Bracket.

    For this to truly be a good Car PC LCD, the controller board needs a way of being securely mounted to the back of the LCD panel. Is there any way to have the LCD panel custom made so that the metal frame holding the LCD and other glass panels together can also have mounting tabs for the controller board?


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    Here's an LCD panel with the controller board mounted to the back of the metal enclosure: http://alpha-complex-rnd.com/main/gallery/1/Lcd_06.JPG

    Here's an Acura factory LCD where the controller board is mounted onto a bracket attachedto the panel. http://www.mp3car.com/lcd-display/60...-acura-tl.html

    It's much more secure and durable than anything I've yet to see from Lilliput, Xenarc, etc...
    Last edited by sebberry; 03-22-2012 at 01:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
    I'm perhaps not being clear enough

    The problem with doing this is the controller board has to somehow be mounted to the back of the LCD panel. Either with double-sided tape (not good) or that flimsy Bybyte H-Bracket.

    For this to truly be a good Car PC LCD, the controller board needs a way of being securely mounted to the back of the LCD panel. Is there any way to have the LCD panel custom made so that the metal frame holding the LCD and other glass panels together can also have mounting tabs for the controller board?
    I use adhesive PCB stand-offs or zip-tie pads. Never had one fail.
    (I use 92% rubbing alcohol to clean the metal surface first).

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    Actually, there is an opportunity for even more "flexibility"

    I am creating a flip out screen from an old flip out unit:
    http://www.crxcommunity.com/viewtopi...rt=200#p598019

    I can't fit the board behind the screen. If there was an option to "relocate" the board then it would be much better. I used an adapter and zif cables to extend it.

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    A better example: http://store.earthlcd.com/OF-8-0-VGA?sc=7&category=12

    Controller board securely mounted to back of LCD panel housed in an aluminium enclosure with mounting flanges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tft_lcd_org View Post
    I use adhesive PCB stand-offs or zip-tie pads. Never had one fail.
    (I use 92% rubbing alcohol to clean the metal surface first).
    Could work, but I'd still prefer something more robust, especially with my LCD being mere centimeters from the top of my black dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windraver View Post
    Actually, there is an opportunity for even more "flexibility"

    I am creating a flip out screen from an old flip out unit:
    http://www.crxcommunity.com/viewtopi...rt=200#p598019

    I can't fit the board behind the screen. If there was an option to "relocate" the board then it would be much better. I used an adapter and zif cables to extend it.
    I hear you. That was one other idea I had. My LCD replaces the lid of a storage bin that flips up. Right now I've custom fabbed the bin's bezel for a fixed LCD mount. I'd love to retain the bin and use the LCD panel as the lid, but I'd also need at least 8", if not 10" of ribbon cable between the LCD and controller board.

    Just thinking out loud here - this seems to be a "community designed, ultimate Car PC display". The functionality has been worked out pretty well by the community but I don't see the same sort of thought going into the mounting system. (I know, many here are happy shoving a uATX board loosly into the glove box and calling it a day, I tend to lean more towards OEM quality...)

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    Derrick, maybe i am going to far asking this but how easy do you think it is going to be to change the LED behind these buttons?
    cause now i want them to look the same way my internal lights does (light blue) and i would be either changing the leds to colored ones or applying colored film (like people does to mod their backlit keyboards).

    do you think either one is an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slownumb View Post
    do you think either one is an option?
    I think there are multi coloured LED's that could be used.

    Red, blue, green and white should cover most of the colours needed to match most interiors. Selectable via the menu?

    (For the record, I am not interested in the bezel, just thought I'd share my ideas.)

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