[E3-hacking] Just got an e3 - where do I start

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at open.source.it
Wed Jun 27 00:34:46 BST 2012

On Wednesday 27 June 2012 at 00:17, Edward Robbins wrote:

> Sorry for 3rd email...
> Using a 9V supply the emailer appears to start - email and voice lights
> flash, then after some time the power light comes on when I press power,
> and camera light comes on when I then press video, but the LCD does not
> come on. So I suspect that amstrad were being cheap in choosing such a high
> voltage PSU - because they didn't want to include a backlight inverter to
> boost the voltage for the LCD backlight. I thus further suspect that I can
> still talk to the serial port without the full voltage input... so if I
> build a cable, is there a way I can tell which PBL I have from the serial
> output?

See the first line of http://www.earth.li/%7Enoodles/files/delta.boot (linked 
from http://www.earth.li/~noodles/hardware-e3.html).

Hope this helps,


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