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Mobile Phone LCD for PC

Recycling Alcatel LCDs

Mobile Phone LCD for PC
The biggest obstacle to reusing old mobile phone parts is usually the lack of datasheets. Undeterred the author has managed to work out how to use the display from an Alcatel phone purely by analysing the printed circuit board and data protocol. As a result he has made it possible to drive the display from an ATmega16 microcontroller.
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Component list
R1,R2,R3 = 10k?
C1,C2,C3,C5,C6 = 1µF 16V radial
C4, C9 = 100nF
C7, C8 = 22pF
IC1 = ATmega16-16PC, programmed, order code 060184-41
IC2 = MAX3232CPE
K1 = 8-way pinheader
K2 = 2-way pinheader
K3 = 9-way sub-D socket (female), angled pins, PCB mount
X1 = 8MHz quartz crystal
PCB, ref. 060184-1, from The PCBshop
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