General Question - Non PNP monitor install under Win 10  


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    General Question - Non PNP monitor install under Win 10


    Hi -
    I am attempting to install a raw, flat panel( 1024x600) display that does not support EDID on a Windows 10 system. The interface in not DVI/HDMI but a raw LVDS interface. I have an INF file to support the install but it is not digitally signed thus Win 10 will not allow me to use it. How do I install this non PNP device under Windows 10?

    Thanks
    Jim
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    the signing problem might be least of your problems , since this inf file is not signed most probably is going to report non compatible with windows 10 on attempting to install it even after enforcing installation of non signed drivers .

    you may attach it for review .
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    I've attached the INF file for your opinion.
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think.
    Jim

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    I was successful is disabling Digital Signed Checking and installed the INF file. Win 10 came back with 'Install Successful', however when I scan through Device Manager(hidden devices enabled), I do not see any evidence of the monitor (TFT panel). What am I missing?
    Thanks
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    When you plug the monitor the monitor should appear under "Monitors" and that is before you install the inf .

    If not then you press the "Scan for Hardware Changes" button up so it appears .

    If it does then you install the inf through updating its entry in device manager by right clicking it then "Update Driver" .

    If not then the device is not detected at all .

    So no the inf can't help it show but help it work after show .

    So your only bets are to click "Scan for Hardware Changes" or checking for cables and the validity of monitor if working .
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    There is no method for the computer to realize that the flat panel is installed. By this I mean, the electrical connection supports only the LVDS output. So plugging the panel in will not trigger the computer to recognize the addition of the monitor (i.e. TFT flat panel). My thought was that I would be able to force the graphics driver to support the 1024x600 resolution. Therefore, I am a bit confused as to what to do. Any other tips?

    Thanks for your input.
    JIm
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    rfdes said:
    There is no method for the computer to realize that the flat panel is installed. By this I mean, the electrical connection supports only the LVDS output. So plugging the panel in will not trigger the computer to recognize the addition of the monitor (i.e. TFT flat panel). My thought was that I would be able to force the graphics driver to support the 1024x600 resolution. Therefore, I am a bit confused as to what to do. Any other tips?

    Thanks for your input.
    JIm
    All craphics cards has an option to create custom resolutions in their control panel , if not there are many third party apps that does it too ex : Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) so you first create the resolution then switch to it through windows .

    If this still doesn't work for you then only one solution remains , to get a converter , an HDMI to LVDS converter (note that if you get it mixed up with LVDS to HDMI it wont work , it's not a bi-directional thing) .

    The boards of these converters act as PNP intermediate interface that reports itself as an HDMI capable 1080p display .

    Some sellers demand that you provide max resolution the display can support so they program it for you in case the display can't deliver 1080p .

    Some boards come with claims that it has programmable Roms you can add your own EDID to so windows can recognize it as a full PNP screen , yet however is not an easy thing , may require creating odd cables and using odd com chinese softwares with poor documentations .

    Bare in mind these converter require power adapters similar to those of laptops , so extra cost and extra technicalities .

    Here is an example : https://www.chalk-elec.com/?page_id=...61&id=14647633

    But let me hint , these stuff are very tricky to setup and the seller provides limited to no support so if you plan to go on that route you'll have to do so much reading on your own .
    P.S the example is from a random search and i do not know or approve such website or seller but then just to give you an idea .
    Last edited by nIGHTmAYOR; 21 Jan 2020 at 11:29.
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