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11/16/09 05:02
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#170861 - Nokia 3310 (PCD8544) problem
Hello everyone,

I have built a program for driving the Nokia 3310 LCD. I bought 2 of these LCDs recently, while I had another older one with me(without the plastic frame). Now I am facing a problem interfacing these new LCDs that the display is garbled on both. The older one displays correctly (as in Proteus):

What I am getting on both new LCDs is:

The older LCD:

see also the difference in graphics display for older & newer:

The newer LCDs are not displaying the top 2 rows of the image & the last 11 rows of the LCD are always filled with random(?) dots. I also think the LCD is writing some data off-screen as some characters are not visible at all. I am using 5V for all the LCDs (according to some websites) & here's the (standard) initialization:
 lcdcmd(0x21);		// Activate Chip and H=1.
lcdcmd(0x80 + 90);	// contrast value (0 to 127): 60 enough for old LCD & 90 for new
lcdcmd(0x13);		// Adjust voltage bias.
lcdcmd(0x20);		// Horizontal addressing and H=0.
lcdcmd(0x09);		// Activate all segments.
clrdisp();		// Erase all pixel on the DDRAM.
lcdcmd(0x08);		// Blank the Display.
lcdcmd(0x0C);		// Display Normal.
pixelXY(0,0);		// Cursor Home.

The commands for setting contrast work (but different values for old & new, as you can see above)

So finally here are my queries:

1) I suspect it is some different controller than PCD8544 ( Is anyone aware of a different controller than this in Nokia 3310 LCD?

2) Is 5V safe for this LCD/controller? datasheet says 7 V is absolute max.

3) I saw some people talking about setting an offset. What is it & how to use it? Cant find anything in the datasheet...

List of 6 messages in thread
Nokia 3310 (PCD8544) problem      MUNISH KUMAR      11/16/09 05:02      
   Look here?      Andy Neil      11/16/09 07:13      
      already seen...      MUNISH KUMAR      11/16/09 13:37      
      Some observations & pwned !!!      MUNISH KUMAR      11/17/09 00:13      
   where'd u get the LCD?      Siddharth Das      11/17/09 20:19      
      Thanks!!!      MUNISH KUMAR      11/18/09 06:08      

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