Help with Viewfinder Pinout?? Answered
Well guys, I've had this viewfinder sitting around in a drawer for TOO long.
I ripped if off an old camcorder in the dump like 2-3 months ago, remembering a few different projects I've seen on here (and other sites) such as:
(sorry the hyperlink part of instructables never works for me)
I know I've seen a project somewhere online too where a guy used one of these TINY crt's for a miniature arcade machine, just to name an example.
I've ran into a bit of a wall here though, it would seem as though everyone else's viewfinders have indivigual wires coming off the board for power and video input. Mine doesn't, it has ONE ribbon connection (although mangled a bit, I still have the ribbon cable that goes with it).
This is a really simple looking circuit board, but as I don't exactly have lab quality tools sitting around, I don't wanna solder wires onto it until I know for sure which is for power, I'd hate to fry it on the first time!
I tried following the traces on the board but I've never been too good at that, is there some way I can probe around with a voltmeter to determine what is for video input and what is power? I've tried googling numbers off the board and tube and that didn't help either. If anyone can help me power this tube, please tell me!!