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Offline spikeyhair

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GM328 white screen
« on: February 27, 2019, 06:30:02 pm »

I  probably have posted in the wrong section so sorry about that.

However I have built one of those gm328 component testers and am getting a white screen on power up. Can some one help me out please?

Things I have tried so far:
  • Checking mcu with avrdude using a usbtiny ISP. The chip wouldn't give a signature so replaced it with another m328p.
  • Tried flashing various fw from links in this forum.

The version of product is the colour TFT gm328 with rotatory encoder and frequency generator. I got it from amazon.

Hope someone can point me in the right direction with fault finding this? Hopefully I have built it correctly and its just a firmware issue?


Offline Teledog

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Re: GM328 white screen
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 04:03:54 am »
Definitely wrong zone, but ...are you using a decent power supply?
Those kits are infamous for white screens when using crappy batteries.

Offline stj

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Re: GM328 white screen
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 05:55:20 am »
it's NOT a GM328, those are green backlit monochrome.
it's an "AY-AT" from some scumbag seller using the wrong description to get more search hits.

the difference is important if you want to flash it - try AY-AT firmware.

Offline drescherjm

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Re: GM328 white screen
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 07:39:29 pm »
I had the same behavior on first power up of my GM328 2018 kit. The problem was fixed after I resoldered the male pin header for the display.
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