I've got an LCD that is no longer in use and would like to put it to use in a project. I've got all the parts that came with it, but don't know where to begin. I've stripped it of it's plastics and have it down to the LCD and the controller board. I have the ribbon cable as well. How could I go about testing this LCD to find which pins do what? I know most of the obvious answers are going to be to look for the data sheet, but the LCD itself doesn't appear to have a brand of any sort. Any advice on how to begin testing this out to see if it works would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in advance!

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I will definitely keep you posted!

Hi Adam,

I am in the same similar project. I have over the last year or so decided to salvage many LCD's some from an old laptop's, monitor screens, small movie players, etc. I figured I could some how use them in a creative interactive art installation if I could figure out the pins and tweak their versatility.

At any rate, I would be interesting to see what methods you are uncovering to get these LCDs to work. Likewise, I will certainly post any progress here as well.

Cheers!

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