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Modding Psone - using s-video

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Veer, 3 Oct 2005.

  1. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    I have a question, i got my psone screen a few weeks back and unfortunately was not able to hook it up to my computer. However then i order an rca to s-video extension, so that i can connect it directly to my graphics card. The problem is, even though everything is connected properly why isn't the psone screen turning on, and there is no picture of any sort? I asked a few questions in the psone thread in the article discussion section to no avail. Please can someone help me out.

    The graphic card i am using is an ati radeon 9600 series. with vga, dvi and s-video input.
     
  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    What power supply are you using for the screen, and is it NTSC or PAL?
     
  3. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    the screen is a Pal, and the power supply is Ac adaptor 7.5v. The standard adaptor that came with the screen
     
  4. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Looking at the picture, there are two connectors to the screen. Take the wire on the very left of the right connector, roughly here:

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    And connect it to the solder point shown, this should initiate the screen as if the dcc wire was active.
     
  5. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    nice. would it be possible to post a larger vesrion of the pic, it's not that clear.
     
  6. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    2ndly i am afraid i don't have have a solder gun :sigh:
     
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    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    [​IMG]

    Big enough for ya? :naughty:

    I just rattled it off 5 mins ago, so it's not connected anymore, but you can still see which wire to connect to which point. Hopefully it's clear enough :)
     
  8. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Get one, they can be had for as little as £5. Isn't there anyone you can borrow one from?

    A voltmeter would also be handy, they can really help with a mod like this one.
     
  9. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    nice :), thanks a lot for the pic, i shall give it a shot. I have only gone as far as disassembling the bottom front panel, so I still have to take off the main panel for the screen. Lets see how it works out, and hopefully it should work. :)
    As far as solder gun goes, I shall get one if it is that cheap :)
     
  10. dastt

    dastt What's a Dremel?

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    did u enable the secondary screen option? if u dont the screen with be blank
     
  11. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    yep i tried everything in the display properties. even tried powerstrip and ati catalyst. But catalyst some did did not recognize screen.
     
  12. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    but if there is another procedure, then please do tell me.


    and Elthomsono: are you sure it's going to work, by soldering?
     
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    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    Snipes0990 What's a Dremel?

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    I dont know if this will help you but i used a tv over my s-video connection but i used an nvidea card so i dont know how ati's cards are set up
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    let me know if this helps because there might be a different way to go about doing that
     
  15. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    So Snipes, you joined this forum just to help someone?

    Cool. Welcome to bit-tech :)
     
  16. Snipes0990

    Snipes0990 What's a Dremel?

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    well yes you could say that but i have bean meaning to get a username because i am about to start a modding a game server for me and my friends lans
     
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    The best type of user, welcome to bit-tech :D
     
  18. Veer

    Veer What's a Dremel?

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    snipes: thanks for the screenshots. I've already tried everything with the ati gfx card. Extend desktop etc. The funny thing is it is not detecting the screen, and the screen seems to be off/blank. :sigh: As far as i know, i think the gfx card should detect a monitor via s-video.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Snipes0990. :clap:
     
  20. ElThomsono

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    When I did the vga mod the screen wouldn't turn on / do anything. The wire mod sorted it, the screen instantly reacts as long as the wire's soldered on and the power supply is plugged in, even without any actual video inputs. I think it's time to buy that soldering iron... :)
     

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