LCD screen displaying gibberish after code change

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!

Hi,
Yellow, Violet, Black, Red.
4 , 7 , 0 , and two 0s
47000R
47K

OR

Yellow, Violet, Black, Brown.
4 , 7 , 0 , and one 0
4700R
4K7

Have you got a DMM?

Tom... :smiley: :+1: :coffee: :australia:

All I know is that it's a 4.7kohm resistor!!

What is a DMM???

A Digital MultiMeter.

Tom... :smiley: :+1: :coffee: :australia:

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.