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Works Great for Raspberry Pi
on March 26, 2014
This monitor has worked perfectly with my Raspberry Pi. I use it for long plane trips. For me, it worked out of the box and I didn't have to mess with the Pi's settings. Also I have it running on this ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008YRG5JQ ) power bank so it is completely portable with no need for a plug outlet.
It was simple to do. The supplied power cord plugs into the Red input coming from the LCD. On the other end are 2 wires, red and black. I took a USB cable and cut off one end. When you cut a USB cable there are 4 wires: Red (+), Black (-), White (data +), and Green (data -). Basically you want to only use the Red and Black as you are not using any data here. Solder the Red to the Red and the Black to the Black. Tie off the Green and White and make sure they remain unexposed. Use heat shrink to make it look neat. Then I just plugged the USB end into the EasyAcc 5v 2.1A (or lower even) and you have a portable screen for your Pi. You can actually run both the screen and the Pi from the bank using the 5v 1.3A for the Pi.
A few things to note:
1. If you intend to use the Yellow Component Video for the LCD, you must NOT have an HDMI connected when you boot up the Pi. Even if you unplug the HDMI it will not switch to the Component if the HDMI was plugged in when you booted.
2. There is no blue or fuzzy screen on the LCD nor is there a power button. Meaning that if you do not have a video signal it will remain as though it is not on at all. So even if you supply power to the LCD, it will not turn on until there is video to display.