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If you're making a portable you probably need something to watch it on. (Unless you want to guess what's happening in the game, but I wouldn't advise that) Anyway, this forum is your "Hacking a pocket TV/screen" one-stop solution. Share your experiences and knowledge here.

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Post by linster » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:32 pm

I know this sounds stupid, but how does one get power down to 7.4v, if an atari uses 9v? Would you need some type of resistor, or what?

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Post by LHoT » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:15 pm

How can I LED mod my screen? (it's a psone of course)
I've passed Vertex^2 Expert :)

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Post by Kurt_ » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:59 pm

Is that a serious question? You posted a question in the sticky where the answer is. On the first page. In the first post.

Wow.

That's all I have to say.

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Post by hailrazer » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:33 pm

I bought this screen for a different project and it's a really nice screen. Costs a bit at @ $70 shipped, but I like it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

It has the same resolution as a PSone screen and it strips well.

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Sorry if this is well known.

*EDIT*

I tested the voltage, I have a multivoltage power supply that does 12v, 9v, 7.5v,and 6v. It works fine all the way down to 7.5v. At 6v it turns off and on. So I'm guessing that it should go as low as 7v just fine.
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:37 pm

that looks like a pretty nice screen, does it run on anything lower than 9volts though?
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Post by hailrazer » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:39 pm

Turbo Tax 1.0 wrote:that looks like a pretty nice screen, does it run on anything lower than 9volts though?
Well I can test it tomorrow and let you know. I'm at work on the road and won't be home until then.

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Post by jmetal88 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:14 pm

Kurt_ wrote:Is that a serious question? You posted a question in the sticky where the answer is. On the first page. In the first post.

Wow.

That's all I have to say.

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I don't see it in the first post.






I see it in the 9th post. :wink:

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Post by hailrazer » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:41 pm

Turbo Tax 1.0 wrote:that looks like a pretty nice screen, does it run on anything lower than 9volts though?
Sorry for the delay.... Here's the results.

I tested the voltage, I have a multivoltage power supply that does 12v, 9v, 7.5v,and 6v. It works fine all the way down to 7.5v. At 6v it turns off and on. So I'm guessing that it should go as low as 7v just fine.

Looks like it would be an awesome screen for portables :)

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:40 am

hailrazer wrote:
Turbo Tax 1.0 wrote:that looks like a pretty nice screen, does it run on anything lower than 9volts though?
Sorry for the delay.... Here's the results.

I tested the voltage, I have a multivoltage power supply that does 12v, 9v, 7.5v,and 6v. It works fine all the way down to 7.5v. At 6v it turns off and on. So I'm guessing that it should go as low as 7v just fine.

Looks like it would be an awesome screen for portables :)
Sounds good, what's the power consumption?
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Post by hailrazer » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:57 am

lifeisbetterwithketchup wrote:
hailrazer wrote:
Turbo Tax 1.0 wrote:that looks like a pretty nice screen, does it run on anything lower than 9volts though?
Sorry for the delay.... Here's the results.

I tested the voltage, I have a multivoltage power supply that does 12v, 9v, 7.5v,and 6v. It works fine all the way down to 7.5v. At 6v it turns off and on. So I'm guessing that it should go as low as 7v just fine.

Looks like it would be an awesome screen for portables :)
Sounds good, what's the power consumption?
I couldn't tell you now... I was using the screen for a projector and now I've wrecked it....

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Post by Life of Brian » Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:49 am

Mine's on its way! Super compact portable, arise!

Just to make sure no one misses this or asks this question again (hey, I searched the sticky and didn't see this info jumping out at me):

PSOne screen power consumption: 750 mA with original backlight, around 350 mA when modded with 3 LEDs

If you add more LEDs (some people here have even used up to six), you increase power consumption. Keep that in mind.

Any way we could put that bold sentence at the end of the very first post?
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Post by gamemasterAS » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:15 pm

hailrazer wrote:I bought this screen for a different project and it's a really nice screen. Costs a bit at @ $70 shipped, but I like it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

It has the same resolution as a PSone screen and it strips well.

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Sorry if this is well known.

*EDIT*

I tested the voltage, I have a multivoltage power supply that does 12v, 9v, 7.5v,and 6v. It works fine all the way down to 7.5v. At 6v it turns off and on. So I'm guessing that it should go as low as 7v just fine.
Wow that screen looks nice, Maybe the prices will go down and it will be our new hip gear.
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Post by hailrazer » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:11 pm

If you're looking for a slightly larger screen for maybe an Xbox360/Wii laptop then look here:

http://www.lumenlab.com/forums/index.ph ... opic=16528

It's a Wxga (1280x768) 10.6" Lcd with Controller. It does 480p, 720p, and 1080i. It has VGA and Component inputs plus a lot more. It costs $260 shipped.

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Post by Retromaster » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:34 pm

quick question:

I have an intec screen pad (a lot like hipgear screen)
and it did not come with an adaptor. I either buy an adaptor (which I mentioned in the trading post), or I power it manually. I want to power it by putting voltage right into the regulator or the power cord (power cord preffered) just how much voltage do I need to pump into it?
I couldn't find this info in the early posts.
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