[Noisebridge-discuss] LCD screen hacking

Ray waywardengineer at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 07:45:23 UTC 2013


Yeah, even if i do get it figured out, finding that connector (or
sufficiently improving my soldering skills to solder the tiny pads on the
end) will be the other half of the challenge


On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org> wrote:

> Something that frequently fucks up attempts of reverse engineering
> these devices is the usage of flex-connectors such as this one. It's
> very hard to probe signals with such tiny connectors...
>
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM, Ray <waywardengineer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It looks like there's possibly an IC where the ribbon cable goes in. It
> > displays full color pictures so it has to be pixel based. I can't get a
> good
> > close up of the ribbon cable with my phone, but there are quite a few
> traces
> > on it, probably on the order of 50. There is a group of traces that are
> > thinner, and a group that are thicker.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Can you send us a photo of it, please?
> >>
> >> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM, Ray <waywardengineer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hey,
> >> > I have come upon a big pile of identical LCD screens from cameras. I
> >> > really
> >> > want to figure out how to make these do something for artsy projects!
> >> > The
> >> > problem is that there are no driver ICs visible on them, and there are
> >> > no
> >> > numbers on there that seem to turn up anything on google, and i'm not
> >> > sure
> >> > where to go next on trying to figure out how to drive them. Has anyone
> >> > played around with driving TFT displays?
> >> >
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