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LCD off center
#1
Anyone else notice that the LCD sits a little off center? Any fixes or simply a part of custom modification?
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#2
(06-09-2018, 01:40 AM)Maritime_Gamer Wrote: Anyone else notice that the LCD sits a little off center? Any fixes or simply a part of custom modification?

This just means that you didn't place the LCD in the exact right spot. There are a few ways to remedy this;

I. Trim the white housing of the LCD on the right side so that it sits further to the right in the shell. This is probably the easiest since it avoids cutting more of the shell and makes it so you don't necessarily have to tape the display down
II. Cut down the wall closest to the A/B buttons and move the display that direction. This method will probably require you to use some kind of tape (foam tape works best in my experience).

I used a combination of these methods and cutting of the display border to use the full display for pixel perfect emulation (on any of the consoles with a small enough resolution to fit in 320x240). If you'd like pictures or more info I'd be glad to accommodate.
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#3
Yes Pictures of where/what you trimmed would be Great. I have a dremel with which I made the case mods, so I can be quite precise.

I asked mostly because (following the instructions) everything does fit so perfectly together, I wasn't sure if extra trimming would introduce problems. (you know 1 step forward, 2 steps back)

Overall I am so pleased with the build, that I can be anal retentive about the screen being off by 1 mm or so. *grin*
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#4
Unfortunately I forgot that I put some 3D printed caps on my XY and they make it impossible for me to remove the front, but I have highlighted the portion of the build doc that needs to be cut. If you decide to go the expanded display route, you will also need to cut some of that plastic housing on the LCD and some of the retaining wall on the bottom portion (I actually used the edge some to brace the display). If you do not, it will hit parts of the shell and the Y button post. The parts I am talking about are the large white blocks on each side of the ribbon cable and the thin bar across them. I recommend doing this with snips as a stray move with a dremel will damage the backlight diffuser and could cause bright spots.


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#5
Bumping this thread as I noticed as I finish my build I Have a similar issue. I cut away all the plastic, the screen sits nice and flush but not sure what may be causing the black vertical band on the LCD on the right side of the image... not sure if its a setting on the SD image itself or a physical shift that is needed in the screen. Any tips, tricks, help is appreciated.

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#6
The LCD itself does have an area that seems to be screen, but it's not. That's what you are seeing. It is likely that you can get it shifted more to the right, so you get a bit more viewable area. There may be some small plastic on the walls that can be shaved to allow it to move over a bit. The LCD plastic itself also has some nubs that protrude a bit, and sometimes these "push" the LCD to one side. It's also possible that it's floating in there, and you can just slide it a little to the right. If that's the case, I might recommend you secure it from sliding with some adhesive under the battery compartment or perhaps with a little extra padding between the LCD and the PCB (but be careful to not put any real pressure on the LCD, just enough to stop it from floating).

Also, when you place the plastic/glass lens in front, I would recommend attaching that as far to the left as possible. After those two things, I think you won't notice it much.
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My solution to this is to shave the Y button stalk and button cap. FF to 3:23 for a pic in my last build https://youtu.be/YF3zLJMDGpQ . My screen is perfectly centered now.
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That's interesting, Hipcat! I hadn't noticed that from your video before. Yeah, that would allow it to move over a bit more.
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