Discussion in 'Modding' started by RObErT_RaTh, Aug 31, 2005.
That connector is better Do you know what those ones are called exactly?
had a look in the cat, called... Locking Pin/Plug Headers
It is the same thing as the fan plugs you find in most computers just alot bigger, i have to use a 12pin and 2pin to get my 14 pins then got another one to use for power so it can all be unpluged easily
should hopefully get it all going tonight...
They're 0.1" (2.54mm) locking headers and sockets. For 14 way you can use a 6 and an 8 (Jaycar part # HM3406 and 3408 for the sockets and 3416 and 3418 for the headers).
Tzortst make sure you've read up on your display as most graphics LCDs don't connect the same way as character ones and they may need additional logic or circuitry to drive them...
oh i have read up on it alot, I am only going to be getting the 16x4 going at the moment, the graphics one i will worry about next week when i have abit more time.
Thanks for that mate I'll be sure to do that with my next one when it arrives I traded the original on here for a BIX and tricod fan so I'm off to build another
i got my 16x2 backlit LCD from dick smith a while ago. I actually got it working but it was quite random :s its weird, the characters that show up ARE english but are wrong..
In what way? Could it be the program you are using that's generating the different characters???
I havnt used it for a while cos i got really pissed off at it.
from memory i tryed 2 programs, LCD smartie rings a bell and i cant remember the other..
Crystal Control? There's a test program (CFAH WinTest) that you can download from Crystal Fontz that will check if your LCD is running right...
wtf i just wacked it in, ran lcd smartie 5.3 and now it works? :s
Ahahhaha nice one
I wonder if itll work when i wake up tomorrow..
Nobody knows what the future holds
Ill post up if it does or doesnt
See now it doesnt work! i havnt touched the computer since last night when it was working.
Last night it showed: "CPU28 Case25 Deg"
Now it says: "BPT28 B'rd25 Ddf"
(where the temps are just examples, but you get the drift)
Notice a pattern in the characters kinda? like for example CPU = B(just before C) P is actually right and T (just before U).
Same with the "case"..
Check the connection of all the data lines (D0-D7) on both the LCD and parallel port end of the cable as this is generally where most problems occur (with either bad connections or incorrect connections)
Have you tried running CFAH (as I mentioned previously)? If iti diplays correctly then it's not a problem with the wiring or the LCD itself...
i ran that program, and just clicked 8 bit (cos i didnt know what else to do :\) and it did some fancy shit and worked :| so i exited that and went back to lcd smartie and that also worked, short while later its gone back to the jibberish?
Edit: went back to that program now 8 bit doesnt work? and the 4 bit does, clicked done then went into lcd smartie and jiberish.
Yeh I had some problem like this just before when I was trying LCD Smartie. It's the program, drop it and leave it. Go and get 'JALCDS' (Just Another LCD Software) and use that instead
Or Crystal Control (written by OCAU'er MWP)...
both still have the same problem..
that wintest one works.. but has no options if only someone would make a program with that in it..
still need help