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So I got myself one of these from Ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311500923289?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Its a 320x480 screen that fits to a Raspberry Pi.

After a bit of digging (and fortunately) a backup of the Pi, pre and post installation, I got it working.

The screen came from China,   in just a bit of bubble wrap.

I’m interested in using the screen to display caller-ID and album-art for what’s play.    So a top word of advice.   When you get a screen like this,  take a photo of the back...

 

The back showed, that my screen was a version 3, of a Kedei 3.5 480 x 320 display.

 

This was the key.     I found that these screens are version dependant.

 

Someone kindly uploaded it and all the information can be found here.  

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=124961&p=852926

 

This is what I followed to get my display working - 

 

by impshum » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:11 pm 
I got one the other day and it was a v3. I installed Jessie and used the drivers the seller kindly gave me. I uploaded it here for future use: https://mega.nz/#!hhdCTCDZ!UXyyh17uZo3p0O95mNmkGrWjmCv7NUEaofx9-zqoGj0

Instructions from the seller (not in Engrish) were:

copy over the drivers to your pi (preferably to /home/pi)
unzip LCD35_show_v3.zip
cd LCD35_v3
sudo ./LCD35_v3

What this does is copy over a new kernel and the drivers then reboots.

When you update the system:
sudo apt-mark hold raspberrypi-bootloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Works a charm.
posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:47 PM