Can't get oled to work with nano

I’m using a nano, with a .96 oled 1306. When I connect the oled to another Nano using Hardware I2C, it works. However I need to use the oled with soft I2C. The SDA pin of the OLED is connected to A6, and the SCL pin is connected to A7. The screen remains blank. I’ve tried adding 2.2k pull-up resistors, on both SCL and SDA, but that made no difference. The OLED Vcc is connected to the 5v pin on the nano, and OLED Gnd is connected to the gnd pin on the nano. The nano is powered by the usb port. There is nothing else connected to it. Is there something I’m missing?

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#include <Arduino.h>
#include <U8g2lib.h>

#ifdef U8X8_HAVE_HW_SPI
#include <SPI.h>
#endif
#ifdef U8X8_HAVE_HW_I2C
#include <Wire.h>
#endif


/*
  U8glib Example Overview:
    Frame Buffer Examples: clearBuffer/sendBuffer. Fast, but may not work with all Arduino boards because of RAM consumption
    Page Buffer Examples: firstPage/nextPage. Less RAM usage, should work with all Arduino boards.
    U8x8 Text Only Example: No RAM usage, direct communication with display controller. No graphics, 8x8 Text only.
    
  This is a page buffer example.    
*/
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_HW_I2C u8g2(U8G2_R0, /* reset=*/ U8X8_PIN_NONE);
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_SW_I2C u8g2(U8G2_R0, /* clock=*/ 13, /* data=*/ 11, /* reset=*/ 8);
U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_SW_I2C u8g2(U8G2_R0, /* clock=*/ A7, /* data=*/ A6, /* reset=*/ U8X8_PIN_NONE);   // All Boards without Reset of the Display
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_SW_I2C u8g2(U8G2_R0, /* clock=*/ 16, /* data=*/ 17, /* reset=*/ U8X8_PIN_NONE);   // ESP32 Thing, pure SW emulated I2C
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_HW_I2C u8g2(U8G2_R0, /* reset=*/ U8X8_PIN_NONE, /* clock=*/ 16, /* data=*/ 17);   // ESP32 Thing, HW I2C with pin remapping
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_6800 u8g2(U8G2_R0, 13, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A4, /*enable=*/ 7, /*cs=*/ 10, /*dc=*/ 9, /*reset=*/ 8);
//U8G2_SSD1306_128X64_NONAME_1_8080 u8g2(U8G2_R0, 13, 11, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A4, /*enable=*/ 7, /*cs=*/ 10, /*dc=*/ 9, /*reset=*/ 8);


// End of constructor list


void setup(void) {

  /* U8g2 Project: SSD1306 Test Board */
  //pinMode(10, OUTPUT);
  //pinMode(9, OUTPUT);
  //digitalWrite(10, 0);
  //digitalWrite(9, 0);		

  /* U8g2 Project: T6963 Test Board */
  //pinMode(18, OUTPUT);
  //digitalWrite(18, 1);	

  /* U8g2 Project: KS0108 Test Board */
  //pinMode(16, OUTPUT);
  //digitalWrite(16, 0);	

  /* U8g2 Project: LC7981 Test Board, connect RW to GND */
  //pinMode(17, OUTPUT);
  //digitalWrite(17, 0);	

  /* U8g2 Project: Pax Instruments Shield: Enable Backlight */
  //pinMode(6, OUTPUT);
  //digitalWrite(6, 0);	

  u8g2.begin();  
}

void loop(void) {
  u8g2.firstPage();
  do {
    u8g2.setFont(u8g2_font_ncenB10_tr);
    u8g2.drawStr(0,24,"Hello World!");
  } while ( u8g2.nextPage() );
  //delay(1000);
}

A6 and A7 are Analog only. Choose different i.e. GPIO pins.

I suggest that you ALWAYS use hardware I2C i.e. SCL, SDA pins.
Likewise, use hardware pins for SPI.

It is unwise to bit-bang when there is suitable hardware peripherals.

David.

Thanks for the quick reply. I thought that you can use those pins. The documentation said any pin. And the standard I2c pins are analog. The Nano is going to be on two I2C networks. So one of the networks will have to be bit-banged. The projects involves 6 nanos communicating with a Pi, over I2C. And each of the Nano’s having an OLED screen.