AGS-101 screen on AGS-001 motherboard

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  1. arzi84
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    This is how to make AGS-101 screen work with AGS-001 motherboard.

    cut_trace_circle.jpg Cut this trace.
    bl_wire12v.jpg Solder a wire to leftmost pin on the display connector.
    soldered.jpg Solder wires to motherboard and step-up converter, The GND connection is better shown in the next photo.
    Step-up converter is Pololu U3V12F12 It's the smallest I found.
    tape.jpg Use electrical tape to insulate step-up converter.
    cut_plastic.jpg Cut plastic to make room for step-up converter.
    done.jpg Done.
    comparison.jpg comparison2.jpg Comparison with GB Micro on brightest setting.
     
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    Ohh nice
     
  3. OfficialFBomb

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    In the first pic, did you cut both the first and second pin line or just the first?

    Also did you use the 3 or 5 volt version. I assume 5, but then again i have assumed wrong lol
     
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    woah neat
    bookmarked, thanks!
     
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    well this might give new hope to the drawer of AGS 001s sitting here.
     
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    First line only.
    Step-up converter is 12V Output version.

    Yes, it should do the same thing.
     
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    You used a 12v version? Is that because of the screen?

    Also BenVenn has already done this, but a bit different glad to see another person do this.
     
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    Yes backlit screen needs 11-13V and front lit screen uses 5V.
     
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    Aw thanks man, glad I waited before ordering one lol