Installing an LCD screen on the side of a nintendo wii

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  1. Acidflare
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    Hi everyone I want to put a LCD monitor probably about 10.1 inches something around there would fit nicely into the side of the wii's casing, What do you think would it be too difficult I ordered a triwing screwdriver so I can undo the screws for my NDS phat so I can clean out all the dust and grime it has on the inside from the previous owner then I thought of doing this to my wii
     
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    I don't think it's all that difficult. I just don't think there's enough space in the case for it. You will probably get it partially in, and use some bondo to bevel the edges nicely.
     
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    that's what I was thinking I know it's a really tight space in there I just don't know if I should just grab something like a portable screen and ditch it's casing then embed it in the side of the wii
    and I could use the bottom usb port to keep the screen charged
     
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    I'm sure there are other points you can draw power from, so you don't need to sacrifice a usb port.
     
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    Provided you will order an LCD that comes *with* a driver PCB that's compatible with either Composite or Component video signals, it's not going to be difficult at all and that kind of a mod can be performed with minimal to no soldering, depending on how aesthetically pleasing you want it to be. ;)
     
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    Don't forget to get two IR LED's (you could probably pull them out of the sensor bar) so that the wiimote works with it.
     
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    yeah I thought about that already I might just get one of those biogenic wireless sensor bar setups and do it that way
     
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    You're making me want to do one, but alas I don't have the parts. I wonder if the Wii will operate with the DVD drive disconnected. That would create more space and allow me to internalize an HDD. Just plug in power and go!
     
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    I more a less want to do this because currently I stay with my sister and don't have a tv of my own so I want to embed a tv in my wii so i'll never have to worry about it and i'm going to keep the video port as it is so if I ever consider getting a good tv when I have some money so I can still connect my wii to something else
     
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    Then why embed the screen in the Wii? I think the way I would do it I could still use the av port, because it is a split-able signal via analog means (i.e. a RCA "Y" adapter).
     
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    I guess I don't know I thought of embedding the screen just to have a private screen for it but still have the ability to connect it to a tv
     
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    Yes it will work. I took out my drive about 3 years ago and the system (wii) is still running good
     
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    D2Sundriver?
     
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    Naw. I was thinking of just using a USB loader (i.e. CFG Loader, Wiiflow, etc.). If that were the case I would either have the HDD fully loaded, make a hardware mod to switch the USB port into an input, or just use FTPii.
     
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    Hm fair enough c:
    I'm planning on getting a Sundriver soon.
    Just load me Wii with the exclusives I want.
    Idk, I just don't like external HDD's next to consoles.
    but it's an opinion ;p
     
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    I have everything but an extra USB drive. Upon looking into a disassembled Wii. I don't think there is enough room because of the heat sink.
     
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    This is so cool. Post pics when you are done!
     
  19. Acidflare
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    I thought about all of this and it's cheaper for me to just go buy a usb VCR recording device and use that with Stereoscopic player by 3dtv.at A really good decent screen would have costed me about $200 so not worth it