Hey Paul, the actual resistor that I used ended up being around 4.6k ohm, and it displayed just fine. I'm honestly quite a newbie with the arduino platform, but it just worked.
That is really strange! I'd like to see the resistor!
Likewise. 4k6 is "unusual".
I would expect something like 460R if VCC = 5V
Here it is!
Yellow, Violet, Black, Red.
4 , 7 , 0 , and two 0s
Yellow, Violet, Black, Brown.
4 , 7 , 0 , and one 0
Have you got a DMM?
All I know is that it's a 4.7kohm resistor!!
What is a DMM???
A Digital MultiMeter.
Got it! I do have one. And the resistance reading for the resistor in topic is 4.7kohm. It allows me to read the letters and numbers in the display without much black background.