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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby meijin » April 28th, 2014, 4:14 pm

Aren't the Samsung panels from e.g. the GTT monitors also built in some normal Samsung consumer TVs?
If yes, then we can buy a cheap Samsung TV with that panel, swap it and then everything fits hopefully.

But to know that certain Samsung TV is the challenge :)
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Jan » April 28th, 2014, 7:34 pm

well, if you give me the Samsung parts No. of the Panel in the GTT Screen , i might be able to check if there is a consumer tv with that Panel.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby alamone » May 2nd, 2014, 7:13 pm

For input lag reasons, I'd probably go with the 2011 model Panasonic Vieras with Alpha-IPS.
But they seem to be hard to find these days. I should have bought an extra.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Eddierang » October 2nd, 2014, 5:08 am

Has anyone tried the 32" open frame monitor that is on Wells Gardner's website?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby kernow » October 2nd, 2014, 5:22 am

Its not even worth worrying about surely.worry about it when or if it ever happens.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby monouchi » October 2nd, 2014, 9:38 am

Ive been digging deep into the LCD-swamp for my Egret 3 HD cab and its not easy to find a good one for arcade-games. (Colors, input lag, viewing angle etc etc)
I found a perfect one for my project but that one is 27"...and doesnt seem to exist in 32"?

But the simplest answer would be: Email Taito tech and ask to buy a replacement? (Worked with CRTs.)
Would be interesting to hear what the price would be?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby kernow » October 2nd, 2014, 10:32 am

**** expensive
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby monouchi » October 2nd, 2014, 10:38 am

kernow wrote:**** expensive

Yep, my guess too...
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby cools » October 2nd, 2014, 10:45 am

Isn't a replacement like 2.5K USD or something stupid?
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby monouchi » October 2nd, 2014, 10:58 am

cools wrote:Isn't a replacement like 2.5K USD or something stupid?

Wow :wtf:

Then this hunt will be interesting as LCD-monitors have a lot of different metal frame-sizes and how they are attached to the cab/cover/surround.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Milspex » October 9th, 2014, 3:11 pm

I think a Vewlix cab has a VESA 200x100mm mount so either start there or get Vesa adapters that fit. Then try to find a low lag 32" LED/LCD that has the right measurements, then take the plunge and hope there is some way to make it fit.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby monouchi » October 9th, 2014, 3:23 pm

Milspex wrote:I think a Vewlix cab has a VESA 200x100mm mount so either start there or get Vesa adapters that fit. Then try to find a low lag 32" LED/LCD that has the right measurements, then take the plunge and hope there is some way to make it fit.


I didnt know that, well VESA helps.
...though consumer LED/LCDs often have the VESA mount in the plastic cover.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Kavas » November 11th, 2014, 6:24 pm

This is relevant to my interests.

I will soon have a Vewlix cab in my possession and it does not have a monitor. I want a good monitor/tv in it, so I will be looking for this VESA compliant mount, however if anyone knows of a good and thin TV/Monitor, what specs to pay attention too, or any other information this would help me greatly!
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby killerc4 » February 6th, 2015, 7:18 pm

So I'm in this boat right now.. I have a silver vewlix L (the chinese one) and the lcd screen is having problems.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 234035.jpg

The lcd panel is a LTI320AP01. I tried to find one online with no luck. I did however find a very similiar/ and slightly better panel. the LTA320AP05 on ebay for 90$.

Figured I might as well give it a try. Will update here if it works.

UPDATE:

So the new panel worked but there was a small problem. The frame that goes around the LCD has screw holes that matched 3/4 sides of the new LTA320AP05. The screw holes on the top part of this display are different. I had to just leave the frame on it unfastened. It fits so tightly in the cabinet however that there's no way it can get lose or move at all.

The screen functions perfectly however, I just popped off the old LCD panel and used the same logic/power supply board of the old one.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby Inky » February 8th, 2015, 5:41 pm

killerc4 wrote:So I'm in this boat right now.. I have a silver vewlix L (the chinese one) and the lcd screen is having problems.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 234035.jpg

The lcd panel is a LTI320AP01. I tried to find one online with no luck. I did however find a very similiar/ and slightly better panel. the LTA320AP05 on ebay for 90$.

Figured I might as well give it a try. Will update here if it works.

UPDATE:

So the new panel worked but there was a small problem. The frame that goes around the LCD has screw holes that matched 3/4 sides of the new LTA320AP05. The screw holes on the top part of this display are different. I had to just leave the frame on it unfastened. It fits so tightly in the cabinet however that there's no way it can get lose or move at all.

The screen functions perfectly however, I just popped off the old LCD panel and used the same logic/power supply board of the old one.


Sounds really interesting thanks for posting.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby RHoots » February 9th, 2015, 9:11 pm

killerc4 wrote:....
The lcd panel is a LTI320AP01. I tried to find one online with no luck. I did however find a very similiar/ and slightly better panel. the LTA320AP05 on ebay for 90$.

Figured I might as well give it a try. Will update here if it works.

UPDATE:

So the new panel worked but there was a small problem. The frame that goes around the LCD has screw holes that matched 3/4 sides of the new LTA320AP05. The screw holes on the top part of this display are different. I had to just leave the frame on it unfastened. It fits so tightly in the cabinet however that there's no way it can get lose or move at all.

The screen functions perfectly however, I just popped off the old LCD panel and used the same logic/power supply board of the old one.


Is it possible to show it? And maybe show the end result. :D
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby killerc4 » February 10th, 2015, 7:25 pm

Sure, I took a few pictures along the way so I can share those :D

First by just opening the back of the vewlix you should be able to see your panel type on one of the stickers.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 001232.jpg

In order to actually get the monitor out, you have to take off the side panels and unscrew it from the vesa mount.

It should look like this when its out

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 152138.jpg

The black and white ribbons coming out of the bottom are connected to the area near the coin switch where you can control brightness/contrast etc. Those are actually pretty important I found out because the included remote will not function without them and you need to be able to either auto-calibrate or move the horiz/vert position of the image because when I first connected the new panel the image was off to the side a bit.

The multi-colored ribbon cable to the side is the power supply that connects to the LCD panel. This was already removed at the time I took the picture but there was this white blob adhesive all over it. I had to use a hair dryer to melt it off before I could remove the cable.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 153415.jpg

On the top there is a delicate connector that connects the logic board to the lcd. You just squeeze the sides and it pops out.

So this box attached to the back of the lcd basically just houses the power supply and the logic board. In order to get it off so you can put it on a new LCD, you actually have to open it up. There are two screws inside that actually help mount it to the panel.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 141fe9.jpg

here it is opened up. As always, be extremely careful near any opened power supply/capacitors. I'm no expert so not sure how long these take to discharge but I avoided going near them just to be safe. The two screws holding the box on are near the top of the panel.

If you look closely at some of the pictures, you can see the black metal frame surrounding the lcd. This has 3 parts, A large slab of glass, clamps that screw into the lcd panel to hold the glass in place, and a black outer frame that screws into those clamps. The problem I ran into was the top of the panel had slightly different screws and I was unable to screw on one of the 4 clamps.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 141fe9.jpg

On the front of the panel you will see some foam tape protector lining the screen. I tried to find foam tape that had the same size/thickness but it ended up being too thick and the glass clamps were too high up to line up with the screws :cry: . I ended up taking a hair dryer to the old foam tape to remove it and put it on the new panel instead.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 141fe9.jpg First test boot, all pixels seem to be good.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 141fe9.jpg Testing the vga input, everything is working right except that the image is off-centered (fixed with auto calibrate)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/763 ... 141fe9.jpg Back in its home! (sorry for the blur)

I plan to buy another of these panels as a backup in case this ever happens again. I'm also going to try unscrewing the metal front plate of the old lcd which has the correct screw structure and see if i cant just implant that onto the new panel.

So it seems that all these samsung panels are nearly identical if you find one in the same family range. LTI320AP0#, LTA320AP0#. I just compared specs on the web

http://www.panelook.com/LTI320AP01_SAMS ... 12052.html

http://www.panelook.com/LTA320AP05_SAMS ... _7500.html

Hope this helps someone in the future.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby lacanian » April 18th, 2015, 12:37 am

I'm not sure what the best solution is, however a commercial monitor would make sense so you don't need to mess around with the bezel of a TV/PC screen.

My Vewlix-L has a Sharp LK315T3LA57 TFT-LCD.

As mentioned start digging around for something that is a similar size, with better specs.
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby kernow » April 18th, 2015, 1:48 am

Or just play the cab for the next ten years or probably 15-20 until it might happen etc
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Re: Vewlix Screen Replacement - Best option?

Postby zumbito » February 28th, 2017, 8:20 am

Has anybody replace one already? I was thinking on going for a cheap Chinese copy, but got to know that they come with VGA monitors, if I can't install a 1080 screen with HDMI, to plug a PS4 for SFV, I am not very interested in acquiring one.

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