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by christo
Mon May 06, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: LCDK: LCD & Keypad Shield
Topic: No Backlight Even with 12V
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

Re: No Backlight Even with 12V

That was it.

A replacement shield worked fine straight away.

FYI I did notice on the faulty shield that the smd resistor at the very top right position (to the right of the contrast pads) was absent. It's present on the working replacement shield.
by christo
Mon May 06, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: LCDK: LCD & Keypad Shield
Topic: No Backlight Even with 12V
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

Re: No Backlight Even with 12V

Thanks I'll try that today.
by christo
Sun May 05, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: LCDK: LCD & Keypad Shield
Topic: No Backlight Even with 12V
Replies: 2
Views: 3776

No Backlight Even with 12V

Using a Freetronics Eleven and the LCD & Keypad Shield, got example code working fine for displaying messages, custom characters, scrolling etc. But I can't get the backlight to illuminate. I have read about the voltage needs of the backlight on the LCD & Keypad Shield from the relevant quickstart g...
by christo
Wed May 01, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: Experimenters Kit
Topic: Arduino kit is cool, what's up with Jaycar?
Replies: 6
Views: 13535

Arduino kit is cool, what's up with Jaycar?

Hi, just got my Freetronics experimenter's kit from Jaycar in Sydney (even though the guy in the store tried his best to discourage me from buying one). It seems like Jaycar really doesn't like the products. The Arduino stuff they have (all Freetronics) is behind the counter and not visible. You can...