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LCD Problem - maybe a lemon?

Airpost

New member
Hello,

I just received a serial, 2x16 632 and when I tried to test it, it shows the first 5 and last 5 characters on each line. THE MIDDLE 6 CHARACTERS IS NOT SHOWING UP. Currenly, Im using XP with my com1 set to 19200, 8, N, 1 and tried turning on/off Fifo. I tried using Crystalfontz and Smartie and same results. When the backlight is set high, I can see the middle blocks but when it's time to show characters, it doesn't show the middle part. Could this be fixed by replacing the serial cable or is this a DOA? Are there any software that I can test the middle blocks and see if it is functioning?

Thanks for any help.
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