... is now causing to show about the last 4 or 5 collums black when i turn the potentiometer ...
could it be that this lcd is not Hitachi HD44780 Compatible?
how does non-Hitachi HD44780 LCD's react to this libary?
Once again I will recommend that you disconnect all of your wires and start again and carefully follow the tutorial at http://www.ladyada.net/learn/lcd/charlcd.html.
does this mean i will have to contact my seller because of a defect? or did i burned it myself?
but the strange thing is: when data line 4 (D4 lcd) is connected to the apropiate pin on the arduino (digital 5) -> the lcd is back /online / the circuit somehow is complete agian and i see backlight with collums just like the picture posted before.
It doesn't sound like the LCD is being powered up on it's Vcc Pin (2)...
i'm sorry for prev photo's.. its just that my camera can't blink the light when its configured as 'close-range-mode'
It's supposed to be sunny all weekend so take it outside for the picture.
Do you have a multimeter that you can use to verify that the backlight LED is drawing current?
aren't those last two pictures detailed enough?
no, i am afriad i had killed the fuse of my multimeter some while ago
& no i have no smaller resistors.
isn't it clear that the connections are correct?
anyway, how come you didn't mention DSCF5903.JPG and DSCF5917.JPG since i thought these were my best pictures sended
edit; i used the voltage meter to messure the voltage on a led, but it just keeps showing 0.00 volt so its broken somehow (i did try to messure both current and voltage on the lcd but it show 0.00)