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Form feed/cursor home (Java) not working

tmalcolm

New member
I have some Java (1.4.1) code to clear the LCD (SDK204-634), set the cursor to the home position, then print the date/time to the LCD:

Code:
while (true) {
   outputStream.write('\12'); // form feed
   outputStream.write('\1');  // cursor home

   outputStream.write((new Date()).toString().getBytes());

  try {
     Thread.sleep(750L);
  } catch (InterruptedException(ex) {
  }
}
The code compiles and runs, but never clears the LCD or resets the cursor to the home position.

What am I doing wrong?

(NOTE: This is a cross-post from the Technical Support forum)
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