7inch HDMI LCD (B)

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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.

More

Features

  • 800 × 480 hardware resolution.
  • 5-points capacitive touch control.
  • When used with Raspberry Pi, supports Raspberry Pi OS / Ubuntu / Kali and Retropie.
  • When used as a computer monitor, supports Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.
  • Support backlight control, saving more power.

Working with PC

This LCD can support Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 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:
1) 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.
2) Some PCs do not support plug-and-play with HDMI devices. Generally, they can be used normally after restarting the system.
3) Some PCs may cause LCD flickering due to insufficient power supply through the USB interface. Generally, they can be used normally after connecting to an external 5V/2A power supply through the DC interface.

Working with Raspberry Pi

This LCD can support Raspberry Pi OS / Ubuntu / Kali and Retropie systems. When the LCD works on systems such as Raspberry Pi OS, the resolution must be set manually, otherwise, it will cause an abnormal display.

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 software to format the TF card.

3) Open the Win32DiskImager 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.

hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 800 480 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.

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

Assembly tutorial

FAQ

 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 PC need to be restarted to make the 7inch HDMI LCD display normally.
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 Answer:
  • Edit the config.txt and add this line at the end of the config.txt file:
hdmi_drive=1
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 Answer:
You can try to compile the universal touch driver "hid-multitouch" into the kernel, which generally can make the touch function work.
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 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.
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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.


Support

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