screen wont work

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 Turbo Tax 1.0 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:25 pm

I just hooked my psone screen to my snes and gave them both power but the only thing on the screen that works are the leds I"m pretty sure it's not a battery problem and there isn't anything wrong with the screen because when I gave it wall power the volume and brightness bars showed up. Is there something i forgot to do or or did wrong. A solution would be appreciated very much.
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Post by G-force » Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:32 am

Sounds like you don't have enough voltage for the screen and SNES to turn on. What kind of battery are you using?

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:19 pm

i'm using a sony infolithium L-type
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:19 pm

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:22 pm

Is there anything else could be wrong or is the battery probably just be defective. :?:
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Post by G-force » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:43 pm

It is a 7.2V battery right? Us a multimeter to check the battery for voltage and if it shows less than 7.2V then that's probably your problem. Make sure it's fully charged of course.

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:01 pm

ok i just attached a DC Aux jack to the thing and the same thing happened just the leds went on, I'm gonna feel really dumb if I have to connnect any other wires.

I have connected the grounds between them and i have connected the power to the regulator's outgoing power to the other regulator on the psone screen is there anything else that i have to do :?:
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:31 pm

no I did not and i feel really dumb :oops: to do that i could just solder a wire from that to the regulator, right.
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Post by gannon » Thu Apr 14, 2005 7:37 pm

yep :)

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:01 pm

I tried hooking pin12 to the same regulator i got the led power but it was still the same, led power but when i tried the volume and brightness nothing happened.
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Post by gannon » Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm

hmm... try hooking pin 12 straight to the batteries then.

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:26 pm

thanks it worked, now i can continue with my snes.
thanks a lot :D
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