2.8 tft lcd shied

I bought the following TFT display from ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141345755076?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I have used the TFTLCD library that the posting points to, but the only thing that turns on with I use one of the example sketches is the backlight.

Has anybody successfully used this shield? Attached are pics of my shield.

Duplicate posts merged.

I just tried the adafruit libraries. The first lines is this

Unknown LCD driver chip: 0

I am thinking it's a hardware issue, but I am not sure where to start looking.

I'm on the road and don't have any source code with me, so I'm only able to give you an 'around-about' answer.

There is a call to method -- called "readID" I believe.

Load the Adafruit library (the .cpp file) and scroll down to that method. There are a few different values it returns out of there.

In your main sketch, comment out the call to readID and the associated checks.

Try each value, one by one, in the ... .. I think its called "init" ... method.

There are only 5 or so to check, so it shouldn't take long.

I've had to do that with all of my TFT displays.

Also ... on all of my TFT cards, I had to configure the Adafruit library header file to use the BREAKOUT version, not the shield version. Despite the fact I was using a shield.

If you need more help, I'll be back near a real computer come Tuesday.

I'm not sure if this is the same TFT LCD, but we managed to get some response from the screen with post #4 here, http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=264068.0
hope this helps

That helps. I'll start following that thread. Thanks.