#1
The other day, My 7 inch screen portable DVD player broke (the lens on the player.) So I just had the idea of using it in a guitar. Routing will need to be done, thats not the question at this point. And I'm not messing with a guitar I actually use, it's a piece of crap.
So now that that's done with, I'd like to know how to get this screen set up so i could connect av cables to connect to it. If someone could help me out, let me know. I also would like some suggestions on would to do with it. I'll have some pics up of the circuit board, but crap ones at that.

Full Thing:
Bottom Circuit Board:
Side Circuit Borad:
Bottom Circuit Board Where the Dvd to Screen Connection is ( i think):
Last edited by allstar340 at Jul 5, 2008,
#2
sounds like an interesting project

you would probably have to route places to put RCA jacks in the guitar, and also a power adapter jack or something... do you know how much voltage/amps the screen runs on?
#6
this seems like a cool idea. umm i think your gonna need extreme electrical experience to hook up it up though. umm maybe buy a cheap one and salvage the wiring. idk.
bass - That thing that goes bum bum bum.
#7
i'd try and find someone who has some knowledge fixing those units and they might be able to help you out, but it seem pretty complicated. good luck!
#8
Well if you want suggestions on what to do the first thing I thought of was giant built in tuner.

And then I thought you should find a way for that screen to display tabs or sheet music...
Guitars:
Carvin DC145
Epiphone Explorer with Seymour Duncan JB and '59
Ibanez RGT42FXQM with Dimarzio Evo 2 and PAF Joe
Amp:
Carvin V3 2x12 combo with JJ 6L6GC tubes

Bass:
Ibanez SR300IPT
Amp:
Carvin BX600 2x10 half stack
#9
Did the DVD player already have video inputs? If not, don't even bother, you wouldn't be able to accomplish your goal without serious help. If so, it's a matter of soldering connections and mounting connectors.
#10
Sounds good! Should be a good project I'm gonna wait and see.

Gear
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Carvin V3 and Marhall 1960A cab
2 B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro
Schecter Hellraiser 6
Boss ML-2

#11
an electronics forums or an electronics shop should be able to help out more than anyone here
#12
yeah i do need serious help from an electronics forum. ill look around. if i figure things out ill post heree again, if not i wont lol. seems harder than i thouight it would be. plus im on vacation pretty much the rest of the summer
#13
This can not be done. You'd need a display controller for the LCD. The DVD player has one built-in, but it's part of the main PCB. It's not a case of just plugging stuff directly into the LCD - you need a controller to interface between the information being sent and the LCD, to interpret and process it for displaying.