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    You are hitting the limitations of comp. video ,...

    You are hitting the limitations of comp. video , I doubt one card would be much better than another , its just I have used nvidia in the past and had few problems.
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    No idea , but if you do extend it expect expect a...

    No idea , but if you do extend it expect expect a possibly massive loss in picture quality. I tried this with a laptop and it never worked well.
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    If it has a 40 way ribbon on it , no way is it...

    If it has a 40 way ribbon on it , no way is it lvds. So far few lcds have lvds.
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    Some of the nvidia chipsets support 'dual head'...

    Some of the nvidia chipsets support 'dual head' with comp. and vga , although your dvd software may only work on the vga output. (hacks may be available on the internet). I seem to remember the...
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    Using big fonts is the only way you will get...

    Using big fonts is the only way you will get readable text with comp. video. Trust me I have tried.
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    Forget it. No way are you going to get comp....

    Forget it. No way are you going to get comp. video into this lcd. Sorry.
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    LOW-VOLTAGE DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING The data...

    LOW-VOLTAGE DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING

    The data getting sent to the lcd (upto 38 bits from memory) gets converted to 1 (or more) chanels of sierial data and gets sent using lvds (a way of reducing...
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    OK. A standard keyboard uses a system simlar...

    OK.

    A standard keyboard uses a system simlar to rs232 , 4 wires -

    5 volts
    ground
    signal
    clock

    A laptop keyboard is a matrix , a grid of wires with a keyswitch at each junction. This is...
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    Near chester Ford escort van k2-500...

    Near chester

    Ford escort van <grin>

    k2-500 laptop + xenarc vga touch screen + gps + 802.11b

    Custom software in vb + mappoint

    Back on bench for software re-write , after I saw a bmw change...
  10. I have the wide screen model with touchscreen + 1...

    I have the wide screen model with touchscreen + 1 vga + 3 comp inputs and its fine in all but bright direct sunlight. The build quality on the connectors could be better though ...

    dave

    PS. Its...
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    1/ Get an old harddrive 2/ Put some data on it...

    1/ Get an old harddrive

    2/ Put some data on it

    3/ stick it on the magnet for a day or two

    4/ try to read data off harddrive.

    I have tried to kill floppies / harddrives with magnets and it...
  12. Not sure , but my xenarc does the same thing....

    Not sure , but my xenarc does the same thing. Also the brightness setting has some strange results. I will take the back off and have a look one of these days ...
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    Ok , it looks like the big chip is the brains of...

    Ok , it looks like the big chip is the brains of the system , one of the two smaller chips will be the eeprom.

    Did this ever work ? if it did , what did you do just before it stoped working ?
    ...
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    First off , what make is the touch controler ? ...

    First off , what make is the touch controler ?

    Are you sure its eprom and not eeprom ?

    IT could be that the ts cont. is sending back info on the state of the system and the results of any self...
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    I tried a usb converter with my rs232 gps , could...

    I tried a usb converter with my rs232 gps , could not get mappoint or autoroute to see it (win98).

    dave
  16. I like the high contrast windows setting , but...

    I like the high contrast windows setting , but mappoint just went and used its own colours <SAD>.

    dave
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    USB good - lots of ports available bad - Wont...

    USB

    good - lots of ports available
    bad - Wont work with all software

    Serial

    good - If its nmea it will work with lots of software
    bad - uses a valuble port
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    I checked the part no. it seems to be a 'badged'...

    I checked the part no. it seems to be a 'badged' LT133X2-122 , but not much info on that part either <sad>.

    When you turn on the laptop do you see the post screen then a long delay before windows...
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    Hi , glad it worked. Any info off the back of the...

    Hi , glad it worked. Any info off the back of the lcd yet ?

    Unless you have a strange lcd your mods should not change the boot time , in fact it should boot without any display as the lcd never...
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    Just had another look at your pics , notice at...

    Just had another look at your pics , notice at the twisted wires ?
    You need to continue the twist thru your extenstion cable. Any idea what the display is ? You dont seem to have enough wires for...
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    OK. When the laptop boots up , it uses dos mode...

    OK. When the laptop boots up , it uses dos mode graphics. Its low bandwith and very little data is flowing down the cable. When windows starts up all the funky graphics start and the refresh rate may...
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    You can do some fun things with mappoint , it can...

    You can do some fun things with mappoint , it can be embeded within your visual basic app. The max update rate (for gps) is too slow , I just wrote my own handler.

    dave
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    Whats the problem with it ? dead ? no green ?

    Whats the problem with it ? dead ? no green ?
  24. OK. The big square chip with 'chips' on it is...

    OK.

    The big square chip with 'chips' on it is the vga controler chip , it does just about everything on the card.

    The rectangular chip with legs on each side is the eprom , it may have a...
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    Most touch screrens I have used (microtouch so...

    Most touch screrens I have used (microtouch so far) pretend to be a mouse by using a software driver on the pc , I know you can have two mice but I am not sure if you could have the driver running...
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