Hi All.. I've had alot of emails recently about installation problems with the LCD Character displays.. Most of which have been solved by installing the software correctly
The LCD's are pretty easy to setup once you have the "knack" as it were.. I had a nightmare at first when i got them but it's quite easy now.
Uninstall LCD smartie & the patch just to be on the safe side and i'll detail the setup from start to finnish for you all..
Make sure you have no issue's within your device manager on the parallel port to start off with..
Turn your PC Off....
Step1: Plug the Molex into the power plug inside your pc and the parallel plug into the parallel port on the back of your PC.
Step 2: Connect the black pin connector onto the circuit board and make sure both the arrows line up as in Pin1 to Pin1 otherwise your display won't work.
Step3: Turn your PC on and boot into windows and install the latest version of LCD smartie.
Step4: Re-boot after installation
Step5: Install the Port95 Fix from this link http://lcdsmartie.so...et/port95nt.exe
Step6: Re-boot after installation
Step7: Boot back into windows and run LCD Smartie up..
Step8: Configure LCD Smartie to run from a parallel port connection in the options and also set it to run a 16x2 or 20x4 character display as the program can run numerous displays.
Step9: Close LCD Smartie saving the settings and run the program again.
Step10: Install Complete. You should now see the default LCD smartie display message on your LCD screen which can be configured to display anything you want.
The End Result.. <thumb>
If you still get problems.. You know where to contact me
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:07 AM
LCD Studio is another good program to use, I use it for making custom displays for my G15, works with many different LCD screens aswell.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:15 PM
Any experience with this and Windows Vista? Can't get it to display any text ...
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