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Modding Noritake GU126x32F-K612A4 graphic VFD

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cheese, 19 Jul 2002.

  1. haggisathome

    haggisathome New Member

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    ok here is a tec question for you ,it looks as if i will have to go parallel , now my gu126x64f-k612a4 has a con2 with 16 pins how do i connect it as all the wireing speks are for 24 pin?
    con1
    pin signal
    1 vdd
    2 rdx(rs232 in)
    3 0v
    4 txd(rs232 out)
    5 mb(rs232 out)
    6 hb(rs232 out)

    and con 2
    1 /ss
    2 0v
    3 vdd
    4 /res
    5 mosi
    6 miso
    7 sck
    8 /irq
    9-16 p0-p7


    scott
     
  2. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    Can you confirm, do you have two displays?
    An 800 and GU126x32F or just one of these?

    The 800 is a parallel display (liquid MP3)
    The GU126x64F is a serial display (LCDC)

    Just confirm which one you have so we can help you further.
     
  3. haggisathome

    haggisathome New Member

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    i have a kgu126 x 64-k612a4 , i was told by sue at noritake it was a 800. i got pics if you want them but i dont know how to post them on the board..
    and no i dont have two displays
    scott
     
  4. haggisathome

    haggisathome New Member

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    *bump*

    any one ?
     
  5. tss

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    Ok, here's the thing, you need to read the advise you get thouroughly. You should focus your interest on the thread for your display. Since you have the 64 pixel height display and this thread discusses the 32 pixel height display there won't be many people following this thread that can help you. I think some people - like me - only monitor the thread for their specific display.

    The Noritake GU126x64 thread will have the best help for your specific display.

    In general I *think* you should use serial connection (9-pin) with the supplied cable for your display and focus on the getting started guide by Kane in the CORRECT thread.
     
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  6. haggisathome

    haggisathome New Member

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    ok thanks for your advice and help..............


    scott :D
     
  7. Crocket

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    Has anyone made a decent Winamp 3 Screen?

    Its all thats missing from mine! i cant make screens! so if someone is willing to share give me a shout! :D

    Email / MSN: p@telonline.me.uk

    Thanks
     
  8. tss

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    Have you tried using the Winamp2 screens with the "classic visulization" plugin/component for Winamp3??
     
  9. Crocket

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    I know this sounds stupid! but where is the Plugin menu section bit where i can select this?

    Thank You!
     
  10. Crocket

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    Does anyone get high CPU useage with LCDC?

    Before i did a format i used to get

    5 - 10% MAX!

    Now i get

    20 - 70% CPU Usage! Just on LCDC!

    What has changed is that im now using a PCI Serial card should that make a difference?

    Its a 2.53 P4 1gb Ram IC7 mobo! Winxp Pro

    Should be that high should it! :hip:
     
  11. tss

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    Are you using the same version of LCDC as before you added the PCI card? Are you using the latest version of LCDC?

    Do you have the latest vendor version of the drivers for the PCI card?
     
  12. couzo

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    d'oh I just pushed out the molex pins to fit it into my case setup but have forgotten if it is 5v or 12v!!!! Can you put my mind at rest as to which one it is beofer I plug it in blow it up!! :duh:
     
  13. couzo

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    just reread the great review and it does say 5v so I am right in plugging the molex calbe in to the 5v positions right??
     
  14. Anakha

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    Well, it won't suffer if you under-voltage it. It would only be damaged by an over-voltage.

    'sides, aren't they colour-coded?
     
  15. couzo

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    I have sorted it now thanks mate it is indeed 5v!!! :thumb:
     
  16. coorz

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    power up question

    Hi guys,

    i have the Noritake GU126x32F-K612A4 kit, however i'm planning to install it in an external enclosure that has it's own 5v PSU.
    Can i power the VFD from that PSU or must it be from the host PSU?
    I checked the VFD onboard connector, the ground pin has 2 connections, one to molex ground and the other to serial ground.
    Your help would be greatly appreciated,

    thx in advance,
     
  17. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    I would suggest you contact Noritake directly on this matter.
     
  18. Gunterius

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    Hi Cheese,

    Now I finally restarted my LCDC tests with my Noritake VFD, I would like to build it in. I remembered the link to Paul's VFD Bezel Article in your first post, but when I click it now, I get an error. :wallbash: It seems that it's not available anymore ?

    Does anyone have some information how they built their VFD in, and maybe also about some leds they connected to it ?

    Thanks for the help !

    Gunterius
     
  19. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    Thanks for the link Enak ! Looks nice, although I have a 126x64 noritake, I hope that the bigger screen size keeps the gel cover smooth without wrinkles. I will try it.

    I once found a site where someone explained how they mounted their VFD, and he used it's inkjet printer to print on a transparant. He mad a marvelous image, with small holes and symbols for LED's to be built in. Can't find the site anymore though :sigh:, but it was a pretty neat idea ! :thumb:

    If someone has some pictures or tips to mount this Noritake 126x64 VFD, I'm all ears ! Too bad Paul's link is dead.
     
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