HDMIPi Usage and Care Instructions
Click here to download the HDMIPi_User_Guide1.04.pdf
We strongly encourage you to have a look at the User Guide. It’s only 10 pages and has a full guide to the On-Screen Display menu system.
HDMIPi Assembly Guide Video
This video shows you in detail how to put your HDMIPi together. It’s 30 minutes long and takes you through every step. It covers things in a way no written guide could possibly manage. It’s really a must watch, and the best way to learn how to put your HDMIPi together.
Note that perspex layer 2 is not symmetrical. If you get it the wrong way round you will see some of the LCD’s silver frame (shown at 5:00 in the video).
How to Break off the ‘knockout’ from the Back-plate
This very short video shows you how to break off the ‘knockout’ from the back of your case. You only need to do this if you want greater access to the ethernet or USB ports. Most people won’t need to bother.
If you need technical support with HDMIPi, please check that your issue is not covered in the next section. If not, please email support AT hdmipi.com (This email address is for technical support ONLY. All other emails to this address will be deleted.)
Frequently Asked Questions
I have black borders around the screen. The display does not fill the screen.
You need to look at page 6 of the HDMIPi user guide to find out how to force it to native 1280×800 mode. You also may need to comment out some of the lines that NOOBS inserts in your config.txt (e.g. overscan). It’s all shown in the above link.
I can see some of the LCD’s metal frame – What’s up?
Perspex layer 2, that holds the LCD, is not symmetrical. One side is wider than the other (to centre the screen). The narrow side goes on the same side as the HDMIPi logo on the bezel. See the Assembly Video at 05:00. If you can see some of the LCD’s metal fram, you have layer 2 the wrong way round, or you’ve forgotten to fit the bezel.