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=== General Tutorial Series ===
=== General Tutorial Series ===
* [[Raspberry Pi Tutorial Series]]
* [[Raspberry Pi Tutorial Series]]
== '''Anti-Piracy''' ==
{{RPi LCD Anti-Piracy}}
== <font color=red>'''Beware of knock-offs</font>''' ==
{{Beware of knock-offs}}
== '''Support''' ==
== '''Support''' ==

Revision as of 03:26, 29 July 2020

7inch LCD for Pi

1024x600, 7inch IPS Display for Raspberry Pi, DPI interface, no Touch




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Category: OLEDs / LCDs, LCD, Raspberry Pi LCD
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Brand: Waveshare
English: 7inch DPI LCD
Chinese: 7inch DPI LCD
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1024x600, 7inch IPS Display for Raspberry Pi, DPI interface, no Touch.



  • 1024x600 high resolution.
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 2B/3B/Zero/Zero W.
  • The TFT LCD is directly driven by Raspberry Pi DPI interface, refresh rate up to 60Hz.
  • Supports Raspbian, Ubuntu, OSMC, etc.
  • Backlight control to lower power consumption.
  • Compact size, suit for various projects.

Working with Raspberry Pi

Hardware connection

  • 1. Connect the RGB LCD HAT to the JP1 socket on RGB 50P TO 40/50P adapter with an FFC cable (white).
  • 2. Connect the FPC cable (golden) on LCD to the JP2 socket on RGB 50P TO 40/50P adapter.
Note: please first unlock the ZIF connector then gently remove/insert the cable. As shown below

Software settings

  • 1. Write the Raspbian, Ubuntu Mate, or OSMC system image to your micro SD card. You can download the images from Raspberry Pi web site https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
  • 2. Edit the /boot/config.txt file in the SD card and append the following lines:
For Raspberry Pi 2B/3B/3B+/Zero/Zero W
hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0
For Raspberry Pi 4 B, you need to add lines between [pi4] and [all], and remove line dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D from config.txt file as below
# Enable DRM VC4 V3D driver on top of the dispmanx display stack
dpi_timings=1024 0 0 0 88 600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 26000000 6
hdmi_cvt 1024 600 60 6 0 0 0
  • You must make sure that there are no spaces on either side of the equal sign.
  • If your system is installed from NOOBS, you have to connect your Pi to another monitor and hold down the shift key while system booting to edit the config file.
  • 3. Save the file and insert the SD card into your Pi.
  • 4. Turn on the backlight switch.
  • 5. Power up and the LCD will display in most cases.
  • Note: RGB LCD HAT is designed for many LCD types, and the VCOM voltage can be changed by fine tuning the VCOM adjustable resistor to get a proper image. Each LCD may have a slightly different VCOM voltage, in some cases, you have to adjust it to get a better image. Working outside of the range of VCOM voltage for a long time may lead to LCD damage. So please don't make the LCD work in an abnormal status more than 10 secs while adjusting the resistor.




General Tutorial Series


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.


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