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=='''Resources'''==
 
=='''Resources'''==
 
*[https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/1/19/7inch_HDMI_LCD_%28B%29_User_Manual.pdf 7inch HDMI LCD (B) User Manual]
 
*[https://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/1/19/7inch_HDMI_LCD_%28B%29_User_Manual.pdf 7inch HDMI LCD (B) User Manual]
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=== Software ===
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*[http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/d/d7/Panasonic_SDFormatter.zip Panasonic SDFormatter]
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*[http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/7/76/Win32DiskImager.zip Win32DiskImager]
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*[http://www.waveshare.com/w/upload/5/56/Putty.zip PuTTY]
 
===Backlight Control===
 
===Backlight Control===
 
Note: We don't recommend you do any hardware modification, which may damage LCD if you are not good at it. So be careful when you following this manual
 
Note: We don't recommend you do any hardware modification, which may damage LCD if you are not good at it. So be careful when you following this manual

Latest revision as of 09:43, 28 July 2020

7inch HDMI LCD (B)
7inch HDMI LCD (B)
7inch HDMI LCD (B)(with bicolor case)

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Introduction

7 inch Capacitive Touch Screen LCD, HDMI interface, with a resolution of 800×480and a capacitive touch panel, which supports Raspberry Pi and can also be used as a computer monitor.

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Features

  • 800×480 hardware resolution.
  • Capacitive touch control.
  • Using with Raspberry Pi, it supports Raspbian / Ubuntu / Kali / Retropie and WIN10 IoT, no need to install any drivers.
  • Using as a computer monitor, it supports Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7, five-point touch, no need to install any drivers.
  • Support backlight control, more power saving.

Working with PC

This LCD can support Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 system.

How to use:

1) Turn on the backlight switch on the back of the LCD.

2) Connect the Touch interface of the LCD to the USB interface of the PC. Wait for a while, the windows will automatically recognize the touch function.

3) Connect the HDMI interface of the LCD to the HDMI interface of the PC.

Note: When the computer is connected to several different displays at the same time, only this LCD can be used to control the cursor on the main display, so we recommended to set this LCD as the main display.

Touch Settings on Win 10 PC

Some users want to connect more than one display to their PC. Here we talk about how to setting the touch to make the touchscreen control its screen separately.

  • Connect touchscreen to PC. Here we use a standard PC monitor and connect a 7inch HDMI LCD (C) for example. We make the monitor as the main screen and the touchscreen as a secondary screen.
  • By default, The touchscreen can only control the cursor on the main screen. Here we set it to control the secondary screen.
  • Open Control Panel and search Tablet PC setting on the control panel and open the tool.

Tablet PC Setting.jpg

  • Click button "Setup..." to set the touchscreen

Tablet PC Setting Setup.jpg

  • After clicking the setup you can find that it is prompt on your first screen with white color background and other screens are white.

LCD-PC-Touch.png

  • If we want the touch of the touchscreen to control the desktop of the touchscreen itself. Just press Enter key to pass the first screen. And the second screen, when you find that the black text is displayed on the touchscreen, just touch the center of the touchscreen to finish this setting.
  • After this setting, the touch on the screen will just control this touchscreen even though it is not the main screen.

Note:

1 If the first screen and the second screen are touchscreens as well, you can touch them when the text is displayed on the screens. Then you can find that all the touchscreen can work.

2 This method is just tested on win 10 PC.

Working with Raspberry Pi

This LCD can support Raspbian / Ubuntu / Kali / Retropie and WIN10 IoT systems. When the LCD works on systems such as Raspberry Pi, the resolution must be set manually, otherwise, it will cause abnormal display. There is no such problem when the LCD works on the PC version of Windows.

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

1) Download the compressed file to the PC, and unzip it to get the .img file.

2) Connect the TF card to the PC, use SDFormatter.exe software to format the TF card.

3) Open the Win32DiskImager.exe software, select the system image downloaded in step 1, and click‘Write’ to write the system image.

4) After the image has finished writing, open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card, add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.

max_usb_current=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0
hdmi_drive=1

5) Insert the TF card into the Raspberry Pi

6) Turn on the backlight switch on the back of the LCD.

7) Connect the Touch interface of the LCD to the USB interface of the Raspberry Pi.

8) Connect the HDMI interface of the LCD to the HDMI interface of the Raspberry Pi, power on the Raspberry Pi, and wait for a few seconds until the LCD displays normally.

(Touch input working well means that the LED firmware is Rev2.1. If the LCD firmware is 1.1, see #About LCD revision)

Note: Resolution of Ubuntu Mate OS or Windows 10 IoT Core OS can also be set properly by editing config.txt.

Rotation(Working with Raspberry Pi)

Display Rotating

Add this statement in the config.txt file (the config file is located in the root directory of the TF card, which is named /boot):

display_rotate=1 #1:90;2: 180; 3: 270

Note: For Raspberry Pi 4, you need to comment out dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D.

#dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D.

And then restart the Raspberry Pi after saving.

sudo reboot

Touch Rotating

After the display is rotated, the position of touch is incorrect because the touch doesn’t change with the display angle. So the touch also needs to be modified.

1.Install libinput.

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput

If the system you installed is Ubuntu or Jetson Nano. The installation code is:

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

2.Create the xorg.conf.d directory under /etc/X11/ (if the directory already exists, proceed directly to step 3).

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

3.Copy the 40-libinput-conf file to the directory you created just now.

sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

4.Edit this file.

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf

Find the part of the touchscreen, add the following statement inside, and then save the file.

Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"

Similar to the picture below:

Touch roate.jpg
5. save and reboot your Pi

sudo reboot

After completing these steps. The LCD could rotate 90 degree both display and touch.

Note:

90 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"

180 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "-1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1"

270 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1"

Demo video about rotating

Resources

Software

Backlight Control

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

3D Drawings

LCD Panel Dimension

External guides

FAQ

Question:
What should I do if I connect to the PC with LCD and it cannot display normally?
Answer:
  • Make sure that the HDMI interface of the PC can output normally.
  • The PC only connects to this LCD as a monitor without others.
  • You should connect the touch cable first and then the HDMI cable.
  • Some PCs need to be restarted to make the 7inch HDMI LCD display normally.


Question:
What can I do if the thin red lines appear on the edge of the screen?
Answer:
  • Edit the config.txt and add this line at the end of the config.txt file:
hdmi_drive=1


Question:
How to use the touch function when connected to a Linux PC which is non-designated?
Answer:
You can try to compile the universal touch driver "hid-multitouch" into the kernel, which generally can make the touch function work.


Question:
What is the working current for the 7inch HDMI LCD (B) when it works normally?
Answer:
Using 5V power supply, the working current of turning on the backlight is about 490mA, and the working current of turning off the backlight is about 90mA.



Anti-Piracy

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:

RPi-LCD-Anti-Piracy.jpg

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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.

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