I'm pretty new to electronics, recently bought a arduino 2009 and some components to mess around with. Among these is a LCD-Module, which i tried to connect to my arduino. after i while i remarked that gnd and v5 are not like in most cases gnd on pin 1 und v5 on pin 2, but reversed. after changing that and finally managing to connect the contrast, i got: top line is completly black and the second one doesn't display anything (is blank). So, i proceded by connecting the LCD to the arduino in the way suggested in the LiquidCrystal Tutorial on the Arduino site, but i didn't get something different from the state i described.
So my question is, is this a normal state (one line black and the other one blank thing) or is this the last flickering light of life which i mostly blew of this thing by connecting it the first time (in the correct manner, NOT)?
Thx for your answers and have a nice day Michael