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===Backlight Control===
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Note: We don't recommend you to do any hardware modification, which may damage LCD if you are not good at it. So be careful when you following this manual
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*[[:File:PWM control backlight manual.pdf|PWM control brightness of LCD]]
*[[:File:PWM control backlight manual.pdf|PWM control brightness of LCD]]

Revision as of 06:38, 29 July 2022

5inch HDMI LCD (G)
Supports various systems

5 inch Capacitive Touch Screen LCD, HDMI interface, supports various systems





5-inch Resistive Touch Screen LCD, with a resolution of 800 × 480, supports Raspberry Pi and can also be used as a computer monitor.



  • 800 x 480 hardware resolution, configurable by software.
  • Used with Raspberry Pi, supports Raspberry Pi OS / Ubuntu / Kali and Retropie systems, a single touch.
  • When used as a computer monitor, supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.
  • Multi-languages OSD menu, for power management, brightness/contrast adjustment, etc.
  • It has a 3.5mm audio jack and supports HDMI audio output.
  • Supports VGA input (specific cable is required and should be purchase separately).

Working with PC

This product supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 system.

1. Connect the TOUCH interface of LCD to the USB interface of PC. Wait for a while, the windows will automatically recognize the touch function.
2. If you use HDMI, you need to connect the HDMI interface of LCD to the HDMI port of PC. About 10s later, you can see the LCD display properly. If you need the audio, you can insert a 3.5mm earphones to HP ports, or connect to the related speaker module through the speaker interface (such as 8 ohms 5-watt speaker).
3. If you use VGA, you need to connect the VGA interface of LCD to PC's VGA ports by Mini HDMI to VGA Cable. After about 10 seconds, you can see the LCD display normally.

Calibration touch on Win 10 PC

Take the windows10 system as an example:

  • 1. Enter the Windows settings of the system, type in the search bar and click "Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input" (as shown in the picture below).

Win10 touch011.png

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  • 2. Click "Setup" in the pop-up "Tablet PC Settings" interface:

  • 3. The following text prompt will appear on the screen. Please tap the touch screen with your finger, and the computer will recognize it as a touch screen.

【Note】If the touch screen is blank, press the "Enter" key, and the text prompt will switch to the touch screen. (The screen which displays the text prompt will be used as a touch screen!)

Win10 touch03.png

Working with Raspberry Pi

This LCD can support Raspberry Pi OS / Ubuntu / Kali / Retropie systems.

Please download the latest version of the image from the Raspberry Pi official website.

1. Download the compressed file to the PC, and extract the img file.
2. Connect the TF card to the PC and use SDFormatter to format the TF card.
3. Open the Win32DiskImager software, select the system image prepared in step 1, and click write to burn the system image.
4. After the programming is completed, open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt and save it.

hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

You must ensure that there are no spaces around the equal sign.
5. Insert the TF card into the Raspberry Pi and turn on the backlight switch on the back of the LCD.
6. Connect the Touch port of the LCD to the USB port of the Raspberry Pi.
7. Connect the HDMI port of the LCD to the HDMI port of the Raspberry Pi, power on the Raspberry Pi, and wait for a few seconds to display normally.

Calibration in Raspbian

Install related software:

sudo apt-get install xinput-calibrator
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-evdev
sudo cp -rf /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/45-evdev.conf
sudo reboot
  • There will be an additional Calibrate Touchscreen in Menu -> Preferences, run the program to calibrate.
  • Perform touch calibration according to the displayed prompt. After calibration, there should be a good touch effect (if the error is relatively large, you can re-run the calibration procedure).
  • If you want to save these touch values, you need to create a new 99-calibration.conf file in the following path.
  • Save the following information to 99-calibration.conf.

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Key Introduction

5inch HDMD LCD H 01.jpg

  • Power: Open or Close LCD display
  • Menu: Open OSD menu (It can also work as OK after entering the menu )
  • Up/Left: Direction button
  • Down/Right: Direction button
  • Exit: it can also work as Return after entering the menu

You can use the "Power" button to close the LCD display for reducing consumption if it will be idle for a long time.

Open the OSD menu by pressing the button Menu, use the "OK button" and "Direction button" to change the configuration, and then use the "Return button" to exit.



External guides

3D file

Backlight Control

Note: We don't recommend you to do any hardware modification, which may damage LCD if you are not good at it. So be careful when you follow this manual.


Please add the following command to /boot/config.txt


You can repalce the splash.png from the path /usr/share/plymouth/themes/pix/splash.png to yours.


When the Raspberry Pi is powered by a 5V 2A power adapter and connects to 5inch HDMI LCD (H), it doesn’t require an external power supply by default. However, if the user uses the Raspberry Pi to drive other high-power devices at the same time, the USB interface on the Raspberry Pi may be insufficiently powered, at this time an external power supply is required.


You can try to compile the universal touch driver "hid-multitouch" into the kernel, which generally can make the touch function work.


Using 5V power supply, the working current is about 400mA.



Since the first-generation Raspberry Pi released, Waveshare has been working on designing, developing, and producing various fantastic touch LCDs for the Pi. Unfortunately, there are quite a few pirated/knock-off products in the market. They're usually some poor copies of our early hardware revisions, and comes with none support service.

To avoid becoming a victim of pirated products, please pay attention to the following features when purchasing:


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Beware of knock-offs

Please note that we've found some poor copies of this item in the market. They are usually made of inferior materials and shipped without any testing.

You might be wondering if the one you're watching or you've purchased in other non-official stores is original, feel free to contact us.


If you require technical support, please go to the Support page and open a ticket.