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    I spent most of this past weekend tracing the pins for Video output and finally found out were their located, i'm kind of puzzled though on if their needs to be a driver installed to activate it. their are 5 pins total, have you guys found anything that would indicate a need for a driver or do you have any other data sheets that might help me? currently going off of the omap 3530 datasheet. have not tried to hook anything up yet though but voltage on the pins does fluctuate so its not being held high or low...could possibly be active as-is. just ran out of time. its not going to be used as a phone so i'm not worried about the quality of the video(composite and S-video is not exactly great) or looks since i'm not going to use the housing, screen, radio board or touch panel, just need something for a project i have going on right now and the Palm pre motherboard is the best solution for a Ultra mobile arm based pc.

    If their is anything you can tell me that might help i'd appreciate it.

    thanks!
    Last edited by Binary Tech; 02/11/2010 at 08:49 PM.
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    I will be very interested to hear how you get on with this. What are the 5 pins for.
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    wow that does sound like a real interesting project! Please keep us posted on your developments...This would be an awesome mod!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexflo View Post
    wow that does sound like a real interesting project! Please keep us posted on your developments...This would be an awesome mod!
    its not going to be a practical mod for the phone in its current form but what i'll give you an idea of were I want to take it, ever hear of openpandora? Very similar. the Pre main board does not have a radio which is Perfect for my needs, also is single sided and very compact making more room for accessories. 3 serial ports, USB, hard to brick. building an extremely tiny handheld arm based pc.



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    pardon the clutter and mess of my workbench, thats what it looks like after your have been up in the same spot for 36+ hours
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    Very jealous!!!!!

    Here I thought I was cool just getting a new Bitscope to trace and add a bluetooth receiver to my old school '80s under cabinet radio. Electronics in the 80s were just so much nicer as the Bass really thumps compared to the tiny stuff you can buy today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonyl View Post
    Very jealous!!!!!

    Here I thought I was cool just getting a new Bitscope to trace and add a bluetooth receiver to my old school '80s under cabinet radio. Electronics in the 80s were just so much nicer as the Bass really thumps compared to the tiny stuff you can buy today.

    Haha yea I hear ya. keeping up with all the tools for the new tech is pricey but you can usually find deals on ebay on certain things. my IR rework station is a chinese model T862 for my bench(only 110v model) then use a T-870+(220v only) for my larger chipsets XBox, PS3, PC, boards as well as a DIY reflow oven. best part about the T-862 is EVERY part is off the shelf and can be found easily online if anything ever goes bad. first thing I did was extract the code from the Atmega16l just in case that decides to go. circuitspecialists.com hot air rewok station has outlasted everything so far(over 5 years now)

    I purchased an el-cheapo USB LA on ebay that i thought would work ok for my needs....wrong. worked for 1 day then smoked, and they sratched the part numbers off all the components making it impossible for me to try and repair.



    Photo was taken for proof of the damage after 1 days usage, they refunded me right away then i caved. Ended up with the same thing( Bitscope, Logic analyzer only) for my needs and its been great. cant see myself spending more than $500 on a standalone unit until i really start needing all the features plus i'm kind of out of room.

    Anyways sounds like were gonna get some snow tommor so no work. will try to see if i can get a video feed from the motherboard pins. I realize not many people here care much about these kinds of posts since i rarely use my old electronics for the intended use once i'm done with them but figured it might interest some people if it has pictures.
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    keep us posted! this is the real stuff that interests me! lol now this is homebrew
    Palm prē-ist.
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    i'd like to see as well. Most of the time I wouldn't know where to start to reverse engineer things or apply new functionalities from the datasheet. It all doesn't seem to get through to me...yet

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