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M0216SD-162SDAR2-1 Jumper Settings

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Yamamaxnano:
The answer is very good offline.

kpengwin:
I recently got one of these M0216SD-162SDAR2-1 and am having a problem with the same symptoms as Mike_B back in 2016 - the display does not seem to turn on at all. I'm trying to use the display by bit-banging serial with an arduino.

I've bridged J3 and J5 and left the other jumpers alone.

I'm using pins as follows:
Pin 1: Gnd
Pin 2: +5V
Pin 3: Serial I/O
Pin 4: Strobe
Pin 5: not connected
Pin 6: Clock

I set the pins as output, and then send the following bytes (same as Mike_B was sending above)
  send_byte(B11111000);
  send_byte(B00111000);
  send_byte(B11111000);
  send_byte(B00001100);
  send_byte(B11111000);
  send_byte(B00000001);

my send_byte function is:

// transmit byte serially, MSB first
void send_byte(unsigned char data)
{
   output_low(PORTD, 3); //begin write cycle
   delay(1);
   int i;

   // send bits 7..0
   for (i = 0; i < 8; i++)
   {
       // consider leftmost bit
       // set line high if bit is 1, low if bit is 0

       if (data & 0x80)
           output_high(PORTD, 2);
       else
           output_low(PORTD, 2);

       // pulse clock to indicate that bit value should be read
       output_low(PORTD, 4);
       delay(1);
       output_high(PORTD, 4);
       
       // shift byte left so next bit will be leftmost
       data <<= 1;
       delay(1);
   }
   output_high(PORTD, 3); //end write cycle
   output_low(PORTD, 2); //end write cycle
   output_high(PORTD, 4); //end write cycle
   delay(1);
}

Anyone have any thoughts on what i might be doing wrong?

Ted_M:
Hi kpengwin,

Have you been able to resolve this issue?

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