Felix 2 LCD Backlight?

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Felix 2 LCD Backlight?

Post by seaton »

I've just installed the Felix 2.0 Display and was wondering if it has a backlight as mine is very dark even after adjusting the display contrast ?


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Stephen...
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Post by Danny-Lelystad »

Stephen,
Do you have any instructions to install this display? Or is it plug&play? After connecting mine only line 1 & 3 are blinking with dark squares. No firmware changes needed?

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Post by seaton »

yes just plug and play, although I needed to adjust the contrast. Make sure that the connector is around the right way.
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And how is the right Way can you describe ist Ort Post a Photo?

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Post by seaton »

angryangel wrote:And how is the right Way can you describe ist Ort Post a Photo?
I'm not by my printer at the moment, but the red stripe of the LCD cable needs to go to to pin 1 on the Felix 2 board. Looking from the back of the printer at the control board, the red stripe should be on the left, you should be able to read the Pin number 1 on the PCB and orient accordingly, but the red stripe goes to pin 1. You may then need to adjust the pot on the board near the LCD connector for contrast if the screen is blank or dark. I'm not sure if the screen is back lit, mine doesn't appear to be or maybe is fault. It's very hard to read unless the room is well lit, hence my initial question. Let me know if you get yours working and if it's backlit.

Unfortunately the encoder and the connecter orientation is different to that of the LCD. But basically plug in the encoder connector and if it doesn't work swap it around.

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Post by angryangel »

i thanks for the answer i will try it this afternoon

i alread tryd to conect it like you wrote but i couldent reed anything. but i never tried to turn the poty next to it

thanks for the tip

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Post by angryangel »

thanks for the advice with the poti to change the contrast it worked
and i can read it really good

here a picture
display.jpg
but I´m not able to controle the printer

i can start a print from sd card but im not able to control the rest of the printer

i can scrolle throu the menues but not abel to move the table or something
what du i wrong??

and why are only used 2 lines of the 4 line display??

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Post by Danny-Lelystad »

seaton wrote:
angryangel wrote:And how is the right Way can you describe ist Ort Post a Photo?
I'm not by my printer at the moment, but the red stripe of the LCD cable needs to go to to pin 1 on the Felix 2 board. Looking from the back of the printer at the control board, the red stripe should be on the left, you should be able to read the Pin number 1 on the PCB and orient accordingly, but the red stripe goes to pin 1. You may then need to adjust the pot on the board near the LCD connector for contrast if the screen is blank or dark. I'm not sure if the screen is back lit, mine doesn't appear to be or maybe is fault. It's very hard to read unless the room is well lit, hence my initial question. Let me know if you get yours working and if it's backlit.

Unfortunately the encoder and the connecter orientation is different to that of the LCD. But basically plug in the encoder connector and if it doesn't work swap it around.

Stephen....
So the cable from the display must be twisted 180 degree to make the connection? Can u make a picture from the cable connection?

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Post by angryangel »

here is how i conected my display
display2.jpg
but i only can go through the menues and start print from sd card but im not able to home the printer, heat the hotend or bed, or move the axis

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Post by angryangel »

ok a played around

if i conected to the printer via pc and power it on i can control the printer by the displayunit

ohow can i power the printer on without connecting it to the pc when i switch the printer on it just seams to be in "standby"

the top fan don´t work after conect it to via repetier host the top fan starts and i can control also by display

any ideas

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