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Modding Thrustmaster LCD on VGA - Got a picture :-)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ZeluR, 1 Dec 2005.

  1. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    As my Thrustmaster LCD was not able to run from the S-Video, I've got an Radeon 7000 PCI that I try to work with the VGA.
    I've follow M pro's guide and made a cable like he have done.
    But I can't get a decent picture.
    I wonder If I need to build a Composite sync circuit for my Radeon 7000?

    I've tried also to connect +5V to pin 10 on the LCD but that didn't chance anything.

    Is there a better cable layout to build to get it to work better?

    Right now the picture is flickering as a strobe light.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

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    not that ive ever done it, but from reading the guide, it sounds like either a refresh rate problem, or a problem of sync, so double check those?
     
  3. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I've played around with Powerstrip and wonder what the Interlaced do?
    I've got some funny picture when I tick the Interlaced and Composite sync.
    The picture is steady but it look like it's many picture on the screen, anyone know what I do wrong?

    Here is a picture

    Cheers.
     
  4. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I've got some picture after spending hours with PowerStrip.

    But I have problems to resize the picture in vertical (it's to big), anyone know or can give me some suggestions?

    Here is the picture I got now.
    [​IMG]

    And here are my PowerStrip settings.
    [​IMG]

    Using M Pro's cable.
    [​IMG]


    Cheers.
     
  5. Bobthebeerdude

    Bobthebeerdude What's a Dremel?

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    Well that many pictures has been a common ocurance before my new montier. It is your screen resolution settings. Turn them down and you'll be good! And i have a question of my own. I have a spare LCD from a laptop that i wanted to do that with but where did you find a guide on how to get power for the LCD....or how'd you do it?
     
  6. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    So I can't run my main screen in 1280x1024 with the 5" LCD at 640x480?

    Do I've to set my main to 1024x768?




    Cheers.
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    No, you should be able to set your main screen at any resolution it supports, without this affecting the second screen.

    The only way I know to resize the picture is in Powerstrip.

    And Bobthebeerdude: you cannot hook a laptop LCD up to a desktop PC graphic card. It is totally different from a PS1 screen and would require a very specific (and very expensive) interface circuit. Just forget it. Trust me.
     
  8. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Nexxo for your answer.

    Wonder if it could be the cable or maybe I should try with another version of PowerStrip.

    I'm running ouf hope.... any suggestion what to try with.


    Cheers.
     
  9. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I'm almost there... after some more hours.

    The picture is not 100% steady and it's "jumping" up and down little, and on the top it's more "distortion" in horizontal.

    Any suggestion what values in PowerStrip I should try to adjust? I almost don't dare to touch anything... now when I've got a picture on the hole lcd.

    New setting in PowerStrip
    [​IMG]

    And a bad picture of the lcd screen (hard to take a good picture).
    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I've got a steady picture now, but I need some help on what I should try to adjust, still some distortion at the top.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
     
  11. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    :rock: :rock:

    Finaly I've got it, I'm happy with the picture on my lcd now.

    [​IMG]

    And Nexxo's Samurize is :thumb: , have to install my Swissflow to get the Coolant working.


    Cheers

    [​IMG]
     
  12. FanatiK

    FanatiK What's a Dremel?

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    Could you post what you did to get it working? I know many people in the future might have the same problem and it would be nice for them to get help from this thread. Congrats on the getting it working. I need to try out Samurize one day.
     
  13. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I'm using M pro's Cable Layout and with the RGB ground to LCD pin 7.
    And it's hooked up to my second card (Radeon 7000 PCI).

    [​IMG]


    Here is my PowerStrip settings. Play with the settings, it takes more than one tries to get it to work, I spent some hours with the settings before I got a picture... So don't give up.

    [​IMG]


    Good Luck all of you.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dekode

    Dekode What's a Dremel?

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    Hey there, Ive got the same screen, could you take a picture of your wiring please?

    Im trying to figure which plug to wire ontop on the LCD side :sigh:
     
  15. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    Here is a pict, hope it helps. Some wire are stil left when I tried different wires (it look like sh** right now). I'll use a PsOne Cable that have the connector that fits in the gray socket, then I will remove the yellow power and the black connector so I can mount in a box or something else...
    Let me know if you need more picts.

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
     
  16. Dekode

    Dekode What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, can you give me the pin numbers,and what each cable is etc you wired it to (to your LCD End)

    My LCD is running, but I soldered ontop that black thing, and my lcd is just making lines, Ive tried changing the settings in powerstrip :(

    So Im guessing my wiring is wrong
     
  17. Dekode

    Dekode What's a Dremel?

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    http://www.gpforums.co.nz/attachment.php?s=&postid=4648331

    Ive got it running, however, screen is rather green, and its rolling


    Also it doesnt autodetect the screen, I have to use another mointor then hot swap to the ps1 lcd, how did you over come that?

    You got msn btw?

    PM your msn :)~?
     
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  18. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I bought a second Graphic card (Radeon 7000 PCI), don't know if there is any mod to make so it will autodetect the LCD on your main Graphic.

    Here is some info on the pin out on the LCD and Wire info I use.
    [​IMG]



    Here is info on what is what....
    [​IMG]

    The main problem is PowerStrip, it's hard to find the settings (I spent several hours). Don't know if it's any different with PowerStrip versions, but I use version 3.30 build 366.

    Don't give up :thumb:

    Cheers
     
  19. Dekode

    Dekode What's a Dremel?

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    How did you get it to detect the mointor?
     
  20. ZeluR

    ZeluR What's a Dremel?

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    I'm using 2 Graphic card, Main (Radeon 9700 Pro) is for my 17" LCD, and the second one is just for the 5" LCD (Radeon 7000 PCI). So I guess you have to buy another card so you will have a second one just for the 5" LCD.

    Cheers
     

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