PCD8544 (Nokia 5110 Display)

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madias
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PCD8544 (Nokia 5110 Display)

Post by madias » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:23 pm

If anyone is using this lousy old, ugly displays, here you are:
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Re: PCD8544 (Nokia 5510 Display)

Post by mrburnette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:46 pm

If anyone is using this lousy old, ugly displays, here you are:
Woof, woof, woof.... don't kick a dog when it is down:
http://www.hackster.io/rayburne/bmp180- ... uino-1-6-0

Cheap, seen in sunlight, very low power consumption.

The "issue" I have always had is that the blue/red breakout boards are solder tinned, rather than gold plated or flashed. So, the display elastometric connector is pressed to the PCB trace and the traces are almost always oxidized. I dismantle the display (if it has not already separated in shipping!) and clean with 100% isopropyl alcohol, quickly dry with a duster, and reassemble making certain that the spring tabs are fully bent over to compress the metal frame to the PCB. Just exercise care not to warp the frame or crack the display glass or PCB. I use a rubber-jaw hobby vice to evenly distribute the pressure as I bend the tabs. Some experimenters actually solder the tabs to the PCB, but the frame acts as a heat-sink and you must act quickly if you attempt this route. Additionally, the plating on the bezel does not take tinning well.

Ray

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Re: PCD8544 (Nokia 5510 Display)

Post by madias » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:57 pm

I knew you would comment on this, Ray! :D
..but from the durability (and aesthetic) aspect, I wouldn't use them for a "long life" project anymore ;)

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Re: PCD8544 (Nokia 5510 Display)

Post by douginarug » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:00 pm

Thanks for your work Madias. But your post may have a typo... Should it say 5110 instead of 5510?
I was a bit confused at first until I did some digging in and found your readme file.

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Re: PCD8544 (Nokia 5510 Display)

Post by dannyf » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:21 pm

I use them from time to time -> they come in with a nice PCB.

Otherwise, I have a bunch of 7110 lcd -> I wrote one of the earliest drivers for 7110.

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Re: PCD8544 (Nokia 5510 Display)

Post by stevestrong » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 am

douginarug wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:00 pm
But your post may have a typo... Should it say 5110 instead of 5510?
I have corrected the first title accordingly so that in the future this thread can be found more easily.

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