LCD Screen Help

Yes, I figured that out very quickly after people told me that 5V will damage a 3.3V display. I don't think it is damaged though. Well that's how it goes when you buy something that has so many different features that you just buy the cheapest one. :-/

I know the feeling... Normally it is better to buy 5V parts unless you know that you have a 3.3v board. That comment's not much help now though :(

Mowcius

@Duemilanove I have purchased some 16x2 LCD (5V) for $3 each + free shipping from ebay and the quality is as good as the other expensive 16x2 LCDs! http://cgi.ebay.com/HD44780-1602-16x2-LCM-Character-LCD-Display-Module-New-/150461852756?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230839ac54

I've seen a lot of low price electronics popping up on ebay recently. I bought my LCD (same as this) for £14 not so long ago. In the link above there were 3 for sale, so I bought them all for £6 all in. No postage, can't go wrong if they work, thanks for the heads up. :)

If you search ebay for 16x2 LCD there are always lot of LCDs near that price, like this one here: $3 + free shipping http://cgi.ebay.com/HD44780-1602-16x2-LCM-Character-LCD-Display-Module-New-/250658268388?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5c65a4e4

PS. since you have bought all 3 LCDs, I have edit the above link, with a new one who still has some LCDs available.

That seller is out. This seller has the same for the same price. Seems ot have lots of them for sale....

http://cgi.ebay.com/370405708620

Just ordered one. We'll see if good or garbage! 8-)

Just ordered one. We'll see if good or garbage!

I have not had an issue with cheap 16x2 LCDs off ebay so I would have thought it's a pretty safe bet they'll be fine.

Mowcius

Excellent! Thanks. I'm really looking forward to hacking on this.