hey, I ordered a CFAH1602B-YMI-JP.. I got it working fine, but I keep on roasting displays. I've gone through 5 so far and its getting to be a bit expensive.. I'm suspecting that static issues are the cause as the screens worked fine up until they went south.. is there some precautions I should be taking in circuit and out of circuit? I"ve got a ground strap.. even so.. I seem to have burned out another display.. I have the pinout correct. text comes up on the display. also worth noting is that the backlight and darkness of display seem to be working just fine.. also its a standard hd44780.. its using a standard test circuit I find all over the net using 100 ohm pot and 10k pot to the correct pins.. ( its the test schematic for wiring up the parrallel port).. its hooked to a 16f84a btw.
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