First let me say i'm not the first to do this. I looked around but couldn't find a short and sweet answer to a Hip Pad LCD install. After digging thru several threads and reading alot pages i decided i would take pictures of my install and offer the most simple explanations i could give in the most basic of forms. I used information gathered from threads by several other X-S members. Including Forta-Kon, Barcode, and cueball13
Please take note that I removed the audio and speaker wires because I had no intension of using them. If you want to use the speakers I included some information on where to locate those wires.
Please dont flame me on my lack of MSpaint skills. And don't mind the typos.
Step 1. Get a Hip Pad controller. I found this at my local KB Toys. They also have them on thier web site.
Step 2. Disassemble the controller. Take extra care not to damage the gold ribbon cable that runs from the LCD screen to the PCB, its flimsy and is prone to ripping. Adding silicone around the ribbon wire to the PCB will strengthen the ribbon cable but it will still be fragile so take extra care to make sure you dont tug or twist it.
Step 3. Locate your soldering iron and put on the most fine tip you have. If you dont have a fine tip I suggest you get one because the solder points are very small.
Step 4. Remove your motherboard and locate the SCART. Its where you video cables plug into the motherboard. You will be soldering on the back side of your mobo.
[/COLOR] This post has been edited by sapper: Oct 14 2004, 10:02 PM