Introduction: Setting Up an 800X480 5inch HDMI LCD for Raspberry Pi
When using the 800X480 5inch HDMI LCD for the first time with the Raspberry Pi the display does not cover the entire 5 inch display. This tutorial will show you how to get rid of the black border on the display .
I will show 2 ways :One editing a file by sticking the micro SD card onto your laptop, the second how to change the file via the Pi's Terminal.
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Step 1: Accessing the Config File From Your Laptop
- Place your micro SD card into it's adapter and stick it in your laptop
- Click on the boot image that appears on your desktop
- Click on the file named Config.txt
Step 2: Accessing the Config File From Your Laptop (continued)
- Find the comment that says #Uncomment to force a specific HDMI Mode
- Add the following lines bellow the comment :
hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=1 hdmi_mode=87 hdmi_cvt=800 480 60 6 0 0 0
3. Press Control+S to save the file
4. Close the page
5. Right Click in your boot image again and select "Eject Volume"
6. Pop the card back into your Raspberry Pi
Step 3: Editing the Config File From the Pi's Terminal
- Open the Pi's Terminal (via SSH , Monitor etc)
- We need to access a folder named boot which is hidden so type:
3. If you would like to see the files inside the boot folder list them by typing :
4. We need to access a file named config.txt to be able to edit this file type:
sudo nano config.txt
Step 4: Editing the Config File From the Pi's Terminal (continued)
hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode =1 hdmi_mode=87 hdmi_cvt=800 480 60 6 0 0 0
2. Save the file by pressing --> Control+X then Y and finally Enter
4. Finally check if it worked by rebooting your pi with:
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