GBC FP Q5 IPS Install Guide
Ensure your kit has all the included parts, this kit includes:
- 1x Enlarged IPS LCD with laminated lens already adhered
- 1x Flex PCB cable
- 3x Wires for power and function adjustments
- 1x 3M Adhesive
Starting the install guide, we recommend disconnecting the ribbon cable from the screen in order to prepare it for soldering.
We will start with tinning the pads and soldering the wires in place. The kit includes two longer wires and one shorter wire, we recommend using the shorter wire for the power point and the longer two for the buttons.
Once we have all three wires soldered, we can insert the screen into the shell after removing the paper form the adhesive on the back. The bottom half of the screen will slide into the shell first, then the entire display will hinge into place.
Up next we can reconnect the control board back to the screen, we recommend putting the protective sticker on the back of the display before connecting the PCB.
Now we can put all the buttons and their membranes into the shell.
Now comes in the motherboard for soldering, you can use either the vias located near the top of the motherboard, or you can use the test pads located right next to the start and select buttons.
Simply solder the longer wire to the corresponding points on the motherboard, either next to the buttons or above the cartridge slot pins.
Finally you can connect the ribbon cable and solder your power wire to the point labeled "C" on the power switch.
We had to add on a second touch sensor in order to read the touches through the shell, if you experience anything like this you can use copper tape and any wire to make your own touch sensors.