Replacement display for full graphic smart controller?

I want to see if I can purchase just the display for the TAZ 4/5 display. I am capable of replacing it but I can’t figure out exactly what part# it is or where to buy one.

Mine has had some issues (visibility) on the left hand side since it was a few months old but now that it’s 1.5 years old I can’t see the > mark that you use to select items in the menu.

I should be able to buy just the display for far less than the $69 they get for the controller, or at least I think I should be able to.

Anybody got a link to part #'s or better yet a source?

Thanks

Mine has that same failure point if it’s any consolation. In likely the same exact spot. Heat from the SD card slot seems to be the main culprit near as I can tell.

You are looking for the “Full Graphics Smart LCD” http://www.reprapdiscount.com/home/34-full-graphic-smart-lcd-controller.html origionally sourced from reprapdiscount, but probably available other locations as well. Makerstoolworks has them at the same $69 price point if you want a source that ships from the U.S. http://store.makerstoolworks.com/electronics/full-graphic-smart-lcd-controller/ There are some ebay ones out there as well. Those $19 knock off ones might also work, it’s basically the same hardware, different board. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xfull+graphic+smart+lcd+controller.TRS0&_nkw=full+graphic+smart+lcd+controller&_sacat=0

Yea I am just looking for the LCD not the entire circuit board.

Yea, this seems to be a common failure point on these.

Oh, just the LCD? Huh. I don’t know that part number. It’s a DOGM128 implementation of a white on blue 128 x 64 LCD. This one should work: https://www.adafruit.com/products/188 which is a Vishay LCD-128H064A

OK, that helps a lot. I did not know it was a 128 x 64, looks like they are all over ebay for $10 and less.

Thanks

OK found one that should work $10.89 with shipping.

This was a U.S. seller. I could get them from China for as low as $6 but I don’t want to wait 14-30 days.

Thanks again for the info.

You’re welcome, good luck with it!

Well forget the $10 ebay one, even though the pinouts are exact it seems something is different and it did not work. I could actually remove just the LCD glass and change it (I did save it) but I won’t try that until it’s much worse. It might be just the zebra strips are getting a bad contact in an area due to heat as well.

Huh. maybe it has a different interface chip? At least for $10 you aren’t out much.

Yea that’s what I am thinking. The chips are the cheap chip on board that are covered in epoxy (nothing you can change).