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    Low Bitrate vladilen's Avatar
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    Help relocating buttons on DSCustoms/*enarc screen

    I am working on installing a DSCustoms DS700YYV into my dash. The opening in my dash is not tall enough to accomodate the full monitor enclosure. I can mount the screen without any problems, but the controller board has to be mounted at a slight angle.

    This means that the buttons on the controller board will not be accessible. While this is not really a problem, I would like to be able to use the mode and power buttons just in case I expand the system.

    Has anyone wired external buttons to this controller? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

    Phase I of project

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    Low Bitrate vladilen's Avatar
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    Bump. Help? Anybody?

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    Have you tried yet?

    I would think you would just need to wire an additional switch accross the circuit where the existing switch is.

    You will need a momentary SPST switch.

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    I will try it tonight.

    Will try to connect a SPST to the circled points. I plan on using clips for testing and then soldering if it works.





    Any words of wisdom will be appreciated before I actually try this.

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    The only thing I would say is that those appear to already be connected.

    Use a meter to test continuity, I think you'll find they are, it sure looks like it.

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    hi I am trying to do the same exact thing. Go to google and type in shuttle + xenarc. That will take you to a webpage of a guy who installed a xenarc screen in a shuttle xpc. He re-located his buttons. Their is alot of info their also on how to take the unit apart without turning it into a pile of junk!

    let me know how the re-location is going [email protected]
    My project has taken forever some times i wish i bought the tm-701L instead of the xenarc, but i think the end result will be worth it.

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    nice one

    http://www.talix.com/

    a great page

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    Originally posted by vladilen
    I will try it tonight.



    Any words of wisdom will be appreciated before I actually try this.
    The circled conections are the same point. Use the point from the upper row and one from the lower row.

    Here is a pic where I rewired these buttons to work with TM-701L Buttons:




    buttons removed from the board:


    I will have more pics for you tomorrow.

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    Thanks. I tried it your way earlier in the evening and it worked great.

    I will not desolder the existing buttons - that is way outside of my abilities.

    I'll probably put a glob of hot glue on the button to prevent it from being pushed accidentally and solder wires leading to a new button on the back side of the board.

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