Hard to find LCD display !

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by SteveDouglas, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. SteveDouglas

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    I've spent hours looking for a 68 pin 8 digit LCD display and only thing I've found is one supplier and this item is no longer available. http://www.aliexpress.com/item/68PI...hite-LED-Backlight-3-0V-5-0V/32355284475.html

    If anyone has any suggestions on where I can find 2 of them I sure would appreciate it !

    These are for a DRO (Digital Readout) for a milling machine. The ones I have work but the silver reflective back strip is deteriorated and they're in rough shape.

    Thanks for any help

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  2. joeyd999

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    How much is it worth to have a replacement? Prototype LCD displays can be fabricated in China for about $600 for 5 pcs., plus shipping.

    Edit: then you can mass produce them -- about 50 to 75 cents for the glass alone. The pins are extra (IIRC, about 5 cents per pin. I haven't used pins in a long time).
     
  3. SteveDouglas

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  4. GopherT

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    Or, you could try eBay for $16 each

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-digit-seg...tal-seg-LCD-/311271702099?hash=item48793d3e53
     
  5. SteveDouglas

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    That's awesome ! great job man, thank you !

    I had searched ebay and kept finding the 2x16 and 4x16 units, which I have and have used for several projects including the one shown below. (the 2x16 in the upper left)

    I just ordered 2 from your link, all the dimension specs are correct so hopefully they'll work.

    Thanks again,

    Steve

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