Hey, I made my own PCB for one of the sh1106 1.3" displays. I can get the I2C to work and get an image on the screen but the image is off by 75-50% and the backlight is off too. The display is really unpredictable with my PCB while it works well with the original PCB. What can be missing? I tried changing capacitors and resistors. nothing helped.
I mentioned backlight but what I meant is that the display is just dim. Operating at 10% brightness. If I apply 3.3v to one of the power pins bypassing the cap I get full brightness. (power issue/capacitor?)
the display is off by 50-75% meaning that the image I apply is shifted upwards. showing sometimes 25% sometimes 50% of it. The same time it is having a visible refresh going on that does not appear on other the other displays. This is not a software issue as the display have been desoldered from a driver board where it worked with the same code and moved to my own board where it does not. Another problem is that the display is unreliable. I have to pull out power and insert it back sometimes 9 times to get ANY image on my PCB. Usually, it is just black.
on this image, both displays are running the same code. while one of them is dim and the image is off by good 70%