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    The 7 inch touchscreen at dscustoms

    I had my heart set on this screeen, but after measuring where i wanted it to go the dimensions weres lightly off. So my question is, if i remove the casing that the screen is in, the one with all the buttons, will there be any problems, i dont want to purchase it rip it apart and find out... oops... so anyone have any experience with placing just the screen withouth the housing ... What should i look for, will it work, how did you do it...
    Maybe someone from dscustoms could answer...
    Thanks a lot

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    Check out this install: here

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    Originally posted by digitalww
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    You can take everything out of the housing and install it in-dash. You will have to fabricate something so that it looks good. This thread has lots of good examples: here

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    Yeah ive seen that one... very sweet indeed. unfortunately i dont have that much room, im trying to fit the lcd in my two standard dins, that guy has a 96 eclipse so more room to play with...

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    The 7" screen by itself will fit flush in a double din. The controller board will have to be mounted at an angle, or you could mount both at an angle like i did.

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    Do you have any pictures, how would i mount the controller at an angle... Are there any complications in reomving it form the housing, is it pretty simple, jsut screws and stuff. ANy detail would be appreciated.

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    Pls post a pic if you got one ... I'm moving onto phase 2 and its mainly adding a indash ts lcd.
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    Sweet... that looks great, please indulge me.. why did you have to mount it at an angle, is it so nothing touches the touchscreen?
    Was it a hassle to get that out of the housing of the screen?
    Thanks.

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    taimoor wrote on 06-23-2003 07:45 PM:
    SO why did you have to mount the lcd at an angle, just curious, is it so nothing touches the front of the screen and interfere with the touchscreen?
    Well... i didn't HAVE to mount it at an angle. Like i said, the lcd by itself would have fit flush, but my dash is not angled like some are so to make for a better viewing angle and to insure that i didn't have to buy an extension cable for the controller->lcd panel, I mounted it at an angle.

    How did you remove the housing on the screen. I havent bought it yet and wanna know the complications before I do that.
    Is it the same 7 inch screen from dscustoms.
    I really appreciate your repsonse.
    I didn't get it from dscustoms, but i'm almost positive it will be exactly the same screen. The screen can be easily disassembled with a screwdriver. Once it's apart, it will be in a lot of pieces. You have to figure out how to keep the pieces together such as the backlight inverter board, touchscreen controller board, video controller board, touchscreen panel, and lcd panel. You will have to keep them isolated to avoid shorts! Also, notice that I don't have access to the buttons on the lcd to adjust the brightness, etc... I would have to rewire buttons to the board and locate them elsewhere because it wouldn't fit in the double din otherwise.

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