December 5, 2017 at 10:54 PM #17807
When I power on the board I get this screen on my TV (which I assume is a test screen)
When I connect the SNES via SCART to the OSSC, I get the following:
As you can see the image is very grainy, and the colouring is all off.
This is what is showing on the OSSC screen when the SNES is connected and turned on:
Any ideas what could be causing this?December 6, 2017 at 12:52 AM #17813December 6, 2017 at 1:26 PM #17822
Take a look if there’s no bridge on the HDMI connector and/or the TVS diode arrays (D6 & D7) too.December 6, 2017 at 1:57 PM #17823
The HDMI Connector is free from bridgeos.
Where are the TVS Diode arrays?
What am I expecting to see from this test screen? It would be useful to know so i can keep ‘fixing’ until I see it.December 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM #17824
Your second test screen picture seems okay. There’s simply nothing more to see besides the grey rectangle and the black-to-white gradient:
D6 and D7 are between the ITE and the HDMI connector:
If you “only” took a look under a magnifying glas: i highly recommend measuring the continuity between adjacent pins of the HDMI connector too, since i had some cases where there was continuity (and a tinted and distorted picture) while there was no visible solder bridge – but after adding flux and reflowing the solder on all pins the problem (and continuity) was gone.December 6, 2017 at 9:23 PM #17834
Thanks for helping here 🙂
Godo to know the test screen is good – that’s a good step forward.
The picture you highlight here is of the V1.6 board but I am using the 1.5 board — This is the same area on my board, please see this image:December 6, 2017 at 9:51 PM #17839
The OSSC 1.5 does not have those TVS arrays.December 6, 2017 at 10:55 PM #17840
Ok – so what else should I be looking for? Can you see issues based upon that picture? I have reflowed the HDMI pins multiple times now.December 7, 2017 at 5:40 AM #17852
Did you have those problems with every output mode (Line2X-5x)? If so: based on the greenish output I would still assume there’s a solder bridge somewhere on the output pins of the ITE – while not on the HDMI connector then maybe on the ITE itself. But maybe someone with more knowledge has a better idea.December 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM #17865
I don’t know how to change modes (I don’t have the remote control?) I do have a phone with an IR blaster if somebody made an app though!December 7, 2017 at 2:32 PM #17866
Sadly without a remote the OSSCs usability is very limited. You should test all available remote controls in your house – maybe you have one laying around that’s compatible. Or you test some apps for your phones IR blaster with different remote control codes (the original remote uses a combination of Yamaha and Toshiba codes in 16bit NEC IR format… so you should start there: with codes for Toshiba and Yamaha devices – but the OSSCs remote compatibility goes beyond remotes just from devices of those companies). Just take a look at the green LED on your OSSC and if it flashes while pressing a button on some remote. If it does, you can configure your OSSC for that specific remote… like described here:December 7, 2017 at 5:57 PM #17872
As your test pattern looks correct, the issue is most likely a floating input (G) pin on TVP7002 or on G-bus between TVP7002 and FPGA. If you have a VGA source you can connect to AV3, it might help pinpointing the problem.December 27, 2017 at 10:33 PM #18195
It was indeed something on the TVP, reflowed that several times – and now we are looking all good.
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