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PS1 LCD Screen into a Raspberry Pi Monitor Answered

So i finally purchased a Model B Raspberry Pi. I'm quite enthralled by the stuff ill be able to do with it, but i figured i would start by making it a case. That idea somehow resulted in using a cigar box i had lying around to turn the whole thing into a laptop-esque build thing. The inside dimensions being 8.5" x 5.4" x 1.5", i looked around and i have a PlayStation 1 with an LCD screen. The console and screen are fine but the hinge is broken. And given the size of the screen, i thought it would be really nifty to disconnect the screen and use it as a monitor. The only problem is im not sure if i could make it HDMI or RCA compatible. Any Tech people think this could be done?

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mpilchfamily (author)2014-03-25

Check the PS! AV pinout online. It uses an RCA signal in so it wouldn't be hard to adapt a cable for it. It's been done many times.

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Awesome! Now to wait for the Pi to get here.

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Pygar (author)2014-03-25

You're not the first person with the idea; Google around, or ask at the RPi boards. I know a jumper wire has to be soldered in at one point.

Or just Google HDMIPi and get something with excellent picture quality that *is* HDMI compatible.

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