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Hello,

I purchased the SparkFun Color LCD Breakout Board (LCD 11062)  as seen on this page: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11062


I have then attached it to my arduino in four places as follows:
LCD            ARDUINO
RES             8
CS               9
DIO              11
SCK              13     

I have then installed the arduino color lcd library and copied your sample code.
(as instructed in this tutorial:  https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/286  )


For power, I have attached   

LCD GND -> Arduino GND,   
LCD VBATT - > Arduino VCC,     
LCD 3.3v -> Arduino VCC.     

The Arduino I am using is a femtoduino, which has a single VCC socket. http://www.femtoduino.com/spex/femtoduino-usb


So far, I am able to get the backlight to light up, but I cannot get anything to actually display on the screen.

I have tried changing from Epson to Philips in the code but this does not solve anything.

I have tried powering only the LCD 3.3 and leaving out the VBATT, but I still see absolutely nothing.

Is there some advice you can give me as to what to try?
I would be grateful for any help.
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Hey there,
i've found this article including an example Program which might help you with your struggle smiley
http://mbed.org/cookbook/Nokia-LCD
greetings, Oliver
Edit: This library (NokiaLCD.h) you might also find for arduino
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You have to power the LCD with 3.3V. Therefore you might need to connect to your 5V Arduino to the 3.3V LCD with a logic level converter.
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