Some LCD screens from old cell phones have gained popularity among electronic enthusiats. They are easy to interface with a microcontroller and consume very little power. Best of all they come free or at very little cost. One common problem with these screens is how to connect them to your project. They usually have very tiny contact connectors that are hard or sometimes even impossible to solder to. Here is a nice trick I learned by trial an error how to connect a Nokia LCD to your breadboard without soldering.

For this purpose you will need to search your junk box for a flex cable with the same pitch as your LCD connector. For my Nokia LCD this happens to be a 1mm pitch cable that I found in an old CD-ROM drive. Similar cables can be found in other computer equipment like printers, scanners, fax machines.


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