PSOne LCD Pinout

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PSOne LCD Pinout

Post by gannon » Fri Aug 27, 2004 3:57 pm

I guess it would be a good idea to sticky this thread afterall. Below is the psone screen's controller card pinout. It's pretty much self explanatory.
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Post by MR.MOD » Fri Aug 27, 2004 4:52 pm

Nice job. I was going to do this sometime so I could hook it up to a super gun but you beat me to it.
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Post by gannon » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:58 pm

Yeah, but I'm missing the most important input, and that's Composite/C Sync In. I tried to find it, but it didn't seem to be hooked up to any of the cables :?

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Post by Link89 » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:57 pm

gamesx has basically the same thing.
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Post by gannon » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:07 pm

where? I didn't know they had the psone lcd's controller card pinout

Oh yeah, and I hope you're not just talking about the ps a/v jack pinout

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Post by MR.MOD » Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:02 am

Have you checked this site http://starfox.ucc.asn.au/carcomp/serio_lcd.htm It shows you how to connect it to vga but it's for pal so I'm not sure if it would work with a ntsc screen. Gamesx says that the c sync is the ntsc video pin. Here's where someone connected sync http://www.arcadecollecting.com/info/sonylcd.jpg

That's all i could find about the screen w/o desoldering the connectors off the board that connects to the psone.
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Post by gannon » Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:13 am

yeah, c sync and composite are the same lines, I'll check those sights too.

I just saw the second site you listed, and they wired directly to the header board, this pinout is for wiring to the lcd controller itself

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Post by MR.MOD » Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:35 pm

yeah, but couldn't you trace the lines to the lcd?
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Post by gannon » Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:06 pm

That's what I've done, but I can't see where composite/c sync is on the wires,
Also, I forgot to label the power input. V in is wire 1 and Ground is wire 2 on the first slot.

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Post by MR.MOD » Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:19 pm

I desoldered all the connectors with a heat gun here are the scans. I would finish your diagram but I need to sleep :shock:

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Post by gannon » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:28 am

Thanks, those scans might help somebody, but if you look at the composite input lines on both ps a/v ports, they seem to be connected together, but not to the screen. :(

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Post by MR.MOD » Mon Aug 30, 2004 1:33 am

Here's what I made


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I traced all of the lines and this is what I came up with. The thing is that I can't get my lcd to turn on fully. It starts up and flashes the image for a sec but then goes to a blank screen. The 12th pin needs 5v so the screen stays on but whatever I do i can't seem to get mine to stay on. :cry: Maby I fried it. It would be nice if i had another header board that worked so I could test my lcd. :x The composite video works even though it is supposed to be Y in, I see a clear picture for a second so it works but my screen switches to the "sleepmode" mayby there's somthing I missed on the header. Gannon if you could try it that would be great but I don't know if you have a working lcd.
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Post by gannon » Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:46 pm

It's weird that we got different results for the pinout. I'll try those connections since I just got a new lcd, I just don't want to break it.

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Nevermind!! I just realised that I had the wires for ports 1 and 2 reversed :?
I'll try your diagram mr.mod.

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Post by MR.MOD » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:10 am

Yeah, I forgot to tell you that. :shock:
There must be somthing I missed on the header. I'll buy a new screen soon so I can test it with the header and see if my old screen still works.
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Post by gannon » Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:28 am

The odder thing that I noticed is that you got Yin labelled as Composite in. It would be pretty odd if it actually is Composite in since that lead goes to the Luma pin.

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