i will have to try with the 4 bit libraryAre you referring to this library? http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/LCD4BitLibrary
And yes that seems to be the library several of them mention that ends up working. Only more recently i noticed that might be the solution( though havent tried it myself). I ended up buying another 1602
but that works( diff brand and model
as if my memory is not letting me down, is the 1602B.
Reason it didnt pushed me to try it is that says on the page that it was made obsolete by the replacement new LiquidCrystal.h. So for those reasons, i never got to try it. BUT, i will have to just for the sake of complete information here.
As you can see on one of those posts, he even ended up burning the ATMEGA chip of his arduino.
So, i though id post the alert here, as we all know the insistence in following the old maxim- If everything ekse fails, read the instructions( in this case datasheet lol). So, for youngsters and newcomers, following blindly the endless tutorials out there will risk them to burn the chip, as not only the pins have a diff unusual disposition, but also the fact the new revised library LiquidCrystal wont work. Just though would save a lot of them a lot of hassle( a lot of hours and frustration, specially as i knew i was doing it all correctly). So, no it wasnt BAD CONNECTIONS, etc as it normally tends to be the usual culprit.
Anyway, as soon as i try the older 4 bit one, ill post the results as it seems the only way out( or at least my last resource)