LCD DVD player screen

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LCD DVD player screen

Post by Stoweboarder » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:31 am

I know theres stuff in the forums...but i just wanna know if this screen would work

i looked it up and it says it hads a composite input but is that digital?

and if it works...where is the stuff I need to worry about (audio inputs, composite, power?)

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:38 am

If it has composite in, it should work. Just make sure it isn't composite out - almost all portable DVD players have that instead.

You should be able to find pinouts online; otherwise, put up a quality picture so that people can point out where the important bits are.

Also, is that document in the top left corner of the picture a rough sketch of what you want to do with it?

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by Stoweboarder » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:57 pm

Here are pics of the wires

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And I found this information on the internet

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1 x composite video input/output
1 x audio input / output
1 x SPDIF output
1 x headphones
1 x DC power input
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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:04 pm

You'll need to bridge the connection to set it to "always select input." Other than that, sounds good.

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by Stoweboarder » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:13 pm

ya, but the thing is, i dont know where any of those connections are
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Post by eagle5953 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:26 pm

Stoweboarder wrote:ya, but the thing is, i dont know where any of those connections are
Now that you have posted the larger pictures, people (who know more about this kind of thing than we do) will be able to pick them out.

How did the DVD player know whether to use video in or video out? If it was a switch or button, follow the wires. If I had to venture a guess, though, I think they'd be right next to the video ports.

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by Stoweboarder » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:47 pm

there was a switch for power and AV(in/out) and volume and all that, but i cant trace them back tot the screen cause its mad small and also it came off a separate board

I have these pics for now, but the camera is out of batteries and I dont have anymore right now
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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by Stoweboarder » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:03 pm

has anyone even ever worked with this DVD player Screen?

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it was from the battery we used so we may as well salvage a screen out of it too
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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by archie03 » Mon May 04, 2009 2:03 am

I have the same screen and i'm having trouble figuring it out. Does anybody have any ideas/tips?

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by blaze3927 » Mon May 04, 2009 4:13 am

mmm'kay I have a screen/portable dvd player that looks a lot like that, but to use the screen I'm %90 sure You'll have to keep the main board (I.E the main board connects the signal to digital and then sends it to the screens smaller baord you have pictured)
the pinout for video/audio have already been shown by your photos, those ports that are on the main board (video, audio, headphone etc.) will probs be the most accessible pinout. if you flip the board over there should be the solder points for each of them.
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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by archie03 » Mon May 04, 2009 6:42 pm

okay, i see what you're saying. so there probably isn't any way to bypass the main mobo? there's a smaller board that the speakers and screen connect to (i can snap a pic in a few), could that board be the only board the screen and speakers need?

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Re: LCD DVD player screen

Post by blaze3927 » Mon May 04, 2009 11:52 pm

yes you'll probs have to use the big mobo, read the board where the connector to the little board is and see if it lables what each cable is
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