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    Initial disassembly

    I took one apart last night. Not surprisingly, they're cheaply made. This one had some obvious rework done on it. The TFT is made by Prime View. I couldn't find the datasheet for this exact model, but a Chinese web site had a pdf for a very similar model. (It's on another computer -- I can post it later.)

    I briefly had the display working using a composite video source, and it actually looked pretty good. Up close there was obvious jitter in the picture, but from a foot or so away it looked fine. I think 20 or 30 characters of text per line would be very readable from 2 feet.

    Unfortunately, there's at least one loose connection on this board, and after moving the PCB slightly the picture faded to all white. Jiggling the board brought the picture back for a while. I think the fade to white means that the main oscillator signal gets lost, which from what I understand can damage the TFT pretty rapidly. So at some point I will try resoldering connections on the PCB and see if I can get this one to work, but I think first I'll take apart another one and try that.

    Here's a quick picture:
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    Picked up a couple today... had to drive like a half hour to find a store in stock. Call around... CompUSA's website isn't at all acurate with availability. Plus, my store said they were expecting more in in the next day or two... the manager said I could reserve one, but the CS girls said the big boss said no reservations even if I prepaid. They called around and found me a couple so I'm happy! The picture looks TERRIFIC when hooked up to even a regular playstation. I was playing Gran Turismo on it a few minutes ago... even the smaller writing is kinda readable. It will work GREAT for just DVD movies, etc... as long as you don't NEED to read small writing.

    edit: Took it appart... really simple. I have to get a composite jack from RS tomorrow... but for now the parts are all laid out on my desk. I think I did it without screwing anything up, w00t!
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    Yeah it seems like I got the last 2 units in the Tampa Bay area

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=41017

    are these the screens without the controlleR?
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    Dumb question, but how do I wire a composite jack?! I cut the wire open and see the one main strand of wires, then a smaller red wire. Is one the positive and one negative?
    1995 Talon TSi AWD, 1992 Lexus SC300... LexusPC is finally almost ready for install!

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    Well, there's one screen blown up... it started sparking in the middle of the display contrast/brightness circuit board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 700mx6
    Dumb question, but how do I wire a composite jack?! I cut the wire open and see the one main strand of wires, then a smaller red wire. Is one the positive and one negative?
    Get a little connector from radioshack. something like part #274-346 I got them but they dont really lock in very well with the cables. I am just saying find something similar to that the yellow cable is the + and brown is the negative. Because I am lazy I used the power connector that was included. I think thats the best way for testing purposes. Then later cut the wires if you want.

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    Aww man... I would so have put this in my car.

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    Would anyone be able to obtain one of these for me? Unfortunately, there are no CompUSA's in my area! Please PM me if so.

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    I have one dead pixel on mine now. tested it and left it on wasnt really watching it came back and noticed it. Its right in the middle which sux.

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