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    Post someone tell me what controller could help me out with this LCD

    http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI...tem=1611926485
    I think I found one at http://www.Earthlcd.com
    I believe it's the third or 4th controller down. Tell me if I'm right before I spend $200 on the wrong thing. <edit>Oh, I also just got a video card with a flat-panel output, if you could tell me if I could use this in leiu of the controller, that would be even better. </edit>

    Thanks
    Shadow

    [ 07-08-2001: Message edited by: Shadow ]

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    shadow,

    I have got the same lcd and am also looking for an inverter and controller. Let me know if this one works, I too am looking like mad to find something that will.

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    I decided not to go with the Sharp monitor and am gonna go with a NEC NL8060BC29-01 monitor and I'm trying to find a controller and backlight for it. If anybody can help please do so!

    Thanks

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    I have thesame LCD, and I also got it from Ebay, to get the controller and inverter just call AL Gurin at Flat-Panel he will make one for you.
    I can't seem to find his number anywhere, I'm pretty sure their web site has it. www.flat-panel.com

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    Originally posted by anothamp3frk:
    <STRONG>I have thesame LCD, and I also got it from Ebay, to get the controller and inverter just call AL Gurin at Flat-Panel he will make one for you.
    I can't seem to find his number anywhere, I'm pretty sure their web site has it. www.flat-panel.com</STRONG>

    hey how much did you pay for both? cuz it seems liek the cookie cutter version on their web page is $200 -- way too much.

    -j

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    so i havent doen much lcd hardware hacking but...

    the guy gives you a pinout... the vga pinout will match all those pins, except power, ground, and "data enable"-- probably just close this pin.

    checkit out, here is one place that tells you the vga pinout:
    http://www.bbdsoft.com/video.html

    so now the only question is, what to do with the MSB data pins right? maybe it is some sort of parity check? maybe this isn't as easy as I think but shouldn't need a $200 controller for something that already has a VGA interface!

    (heck for $25 bux i'm willing to twist my own incomplete cable together and see what happens!)

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    Obviously you don't know too much about this. A LCD screen uses a digital interface. A CRT monitor uses a analog interface. The reason you need a controller is because it'll convert from analog to digital signal.

    Shadow

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    Originally posted by Shadow:
    <STRONG>Obviously you don't know too much about this. A LCD screen uses a digital interface. A CRT monitor uses a analog interface. The reason you need a controller is because it'll convert from analog to digital signal.

    Shadow</STRONG>
    heh =) you're right. in my excitement at looking at that display, i somehow read VGA as meaning it had an analog vga interface onboard. reading ym post again.. thats about as bad as thinking MSB was a digital parity check on an analog signal =)

    oh well, everyone wants a working flat screen for 25 bucks right..? =)

    -j

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