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    I used these drivers provided by Derrick "Driver For Touchscreen" and I did find that using a Resistive Stylus was easier. I buy mine by the 20 pack after loosing the first 3 in a month, ebay item #350588242958

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    Those are the same drivers I used on tiny7. Just strange that they work perfect in a clean install, but then get progressively unstable. I swapped the power source to a battery but seems like the same thing. Also I've noticed the LCD controller emits a high pitched whine from it, not really noticeable unless you put your ear close, but it's there. It's been like that since I first powered it up so I didn't think much of it, but curious if your using the same screen, does yours does that? other than the touchscreen issues everything runs rock solid.
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    My screen is dead silent. I have the HDMI screen, with the same touchscreen, but it is dead silent. Something to keep an eye on.

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    How's it coming along Joe?

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    Everything runs great, with the exception of the touchscreen, and a slight timing issue on the power supply in regards to powering up the mobo from cold boot. The Power supply is putting out clean 12v so I don't think it's a power issue. I'm going to pull the LCD and controller out today and re-check all the connections to make sure they are solid. At this point I'm not sure if the controller or the screen is the issue, but the OS can see the touchscreen controller. Ill keep you updated. This is so strange that it works perfect one day. Then the next day doesn't.
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    Copy that; no rush. Take your time and thanks for the update.

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    Well I figured out the problem. The ribbon cable that connects the touchscreen overlay to the controller is broken. It broke right at the pivot point. I'm not sure how this happened, I assume it was from too many test fits into the dash part. It's the only cable the sticks out below the LCD frame which I noted early in the project and cut a small notch into the dash to accommodate. Just got bent one too many times I think. Must have just barely been making contact and got worse as I moved it around. To make matters worse the small connector on the controller also broke off when I was releasing the cable. I attempted to separate the touch overlay from the LCD but there is no way. It is double stick taped all the way around, and it's not coming off without breaking things further. Talk about a crappy turn of events! Was working perfect, did one last test before shipping to find the touchscreen not responding properly, and downhill from there. I am glad I did that last test though, as I would feel even worse if I shipped it out and then it didn't work upon delivery. Looks like I'm ordering a new screen kit for this build. Maybe a few of them for future builds as well. How long did it take to get this from overseas Greg? Or any known North American distributors?
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    Ordered 2 new kits from your ebay source Greg. One of them I got with the double DIN mounting kit to check it out, looks pretty nice. Hopefully they don;t take too long to get here, shipped via DHL.
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    Joe, I can't thank you enough for being so thorough. I'm sure anyone reading the forum would say the same.

    The touch screen did not take long to arrive. Probably 5 business days.

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    I was surprised what I could fit in Derrick's D-Din case, after choosing that Intel Thin Mini-ITX board. I was able to mount the Directed HD Radio board on the underside of the lid, DC-DC converter and Joycon EXR on one side, and USB DAC for audio line out on the other side, and I still fit a 4 port hub and case fan without restricting airflow.

    It's a little deep, so you need about 220mm depth for a flush fit to the screen.

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