2X16 LCD "how to check"

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  1. linuxnss

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    Hi every one ,
    kindly i used LCD in my project but before i use it i just want to confirm that the LCD didn't damage ,can one help me to check that

    LCD contains 16 pins

    i tried to apply +5V to pin2 and GND to pin1 but no sign is that mean that LCD damaged or there is another way to check it


    Many Thanks
     
  2. Ian Rogers

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    You'll need ground on the contrast aswell (pin 3)
     
  3. MrChips

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    The only way of testing that I can think of is to find a working system with a working LCD and substituting in the suspect LCD.
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    Yes, the LCD display needs something to display. Connecting the power and constrast wires won't display anything. Unless the LCD have a self test button.

    Do you have model number or something...?
     
  5. GopherT

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  7. spinnaker

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    There are commercially available testers for LCD. Search on ebay. You might find one. I built one.
     
  8. ScottWang

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