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Jul 23, 2017, 02:38 am Last Edit: Jul 23, 2017, 02:44 am by gaav
Hi all,

So i received my oled screens yesterday, however, what seemed to be very easy is becoming a real headache.

I bought these oleds.

I connected as follows:
VCC <--> arduino uno's 3.3V
GND <--> Arduino GND
SCL  <--> A5
SDA <--> A4

(also tried SCL <--> Arduino SCL and SDA <--> Arduino SDA, the 2 ports above the AREF port).

I also tried with VCC <--> arduino uno 5V, and also tried an external 5V power supply which doesn't work either.

Then i used the I2C scanner and found out the address is 0x3C, so i changed Adafruit's example sketch to 0x3C instead of 0x3D.

When i upload the sketch to my board, nothing happens (i.e. the display does not even light up).

I've been searching for hours but couldn't make it work :smiley-sad:
I've seen many people using 4K7 pull up resistors etc but i don't think that's necessary with my display?

Also, upon connecting the VCC and GND, shouldn't the display fire up (because mine remains completely off) ?

Many thanks!


I bought one of these from a seller on eBay.

Which library are you using? 
I used the u8g2 library and tried the Hello World sketch.
Works just fine.
I used 5V.


Okay i was able to make it work.
Apparently one of the headers pins was badly soldered.
I fixed this and know it worked directly (using Adafruit's GFX library).

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