AGS-101 screen on AGS-001 motherboard

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  1. arzi84
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    It is same I have modded one AGS-CPU-10.
     
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    Thanks man! You are an absolute life saver! I tried to mod a 101 screen into a 001 thinking you could just plug it in! All the videos I've seen are quite misleading!

    Will let you know how I get on :)
     
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    Yes! Isn't that exciting?:P Even though i consider myself having a decent amount of experience with electronics, i still fall victim to such stupid mistakes
     
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    Before I have a crack at this, does anyone have a schematic for the mod, I'd feel more confident if I had one.

    Also, OP, what heat did you set your soldering iron to and what did you use to cut away that small section of the case?
     
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    Even though i am not the original poster, i can make a few suggestions based on my own experiences with the mod. TO cut the trace, you can use a cutting blade. Just make sure you are using a fresh piece so there are no dull points. You will need a well lit area and preferably a magnifier, since there are other traces nearby.

    As for the soldering iron, i believe you should use no more than 25-30 Watt to avoid damaging any components. In my mod i used a 30 watt iron, just make sure you fit it with a very fine tip
     
  6. Glaciel

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    Hi guys, this is my first post, can anyone post clear image of the solder points ? The ground point ecc
     
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    I too would like a better image please as im considering giving this a try, thanks.
     
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    Here are solder points to boost-converter.
    gnd.jpg GND

    pwr_switch.jpg VIN

    lcd_cn.jpg VOUT
     
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    Firstly, thanks for the tutorial, I have an AGS-001 here unused (because your screen has crashed) and I got a new screen for it (AGS-101), but the image is dark (due to lack of power required).

    I need help to find the component (Pololu 12V Step-Up Voltage Regulator U3V12F12) in another place of sale.
    Would you have the link of the same product on Aliexpress for sale?

    I live in Brazil and because the shipping cost (above 38 dollars) is impractical for me, already via aliexpress would be cheaper and simpler to buy..

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    This is closest item to pololu on Aliexpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2PC...lgo_pvid=47672af0-6ad1-4dfc-ba5a-5f7791100d85

    It is bigger than pololu so you might need to cut more plastic from the casing to fit it in.
     
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    Thank you very much, making the purchase right now (it will arrive here in a maximum of 60 days, I will have to handle the anxiety until then ehehe).

    One more question (sorry if I'm abusing your generosity) in the image below:
    https :// i.imgur. com/ZEIibKZ .jpg

    Where is soldering on the board the wire that is connected in VOUT? Is it connected anywhere, like "ground"?

    PS:
    Sorry for not having the image attached or in the post, I believe that due to having few posts in the forum, the protection system does not let me attach image or paste links in my posts ...
     
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  13. Glaciel

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    In that point there is a hole that connect to the retro of the mother board,you need to tuck the wire in there and solder to the Leftmost pin on the display connector
     
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    Sorry but I did not understand.
    The image below shows where I still do not know where to weld the wire:
    https :// i.imgur. com/YKKhiSD. jpg

    Reading what you explained to me, it would be here the place then:
    https :// i.imgur. com/xFLrGVv. jpg

    Many thanks for your patience and explanation, sorry for any mistake of agreement or lack of understanding on my part.
     
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    Wire is not soldered there, it goes through hole on the motherboard and it is soldered to display connector.
     
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    Yes, this is the hole:
    xFLrGVv.jpg
     
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    Many thanks for the patience and the answer, so it's that "hole" where I should solder the thread and not the last pin, correct?

    https ://i.imgur. com/Xm9PeWY .jpg

    Tomorrow I will begin the process of welding wire while waiting to get the piece (within 60 days) and post pictures here, I think it will be helpful to both me (can ask questions) and for others in the future will make this process.
     
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    It's not that hole, this image is more clear:
    IMG_0856.JPG
     
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    AH Now, now I understand, I was going to do crap here if it was not for your help.
    Tomorrow I start the welding process and post images here

    Thank you again for all the help and patience.
     
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    Wire goes through the hole.
    hole.JPG
     
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