Since all 4 of my VFD's worked, I had a user mail me a VFD that was not functioning and showing the squares...

It does not work as people reported, so now I can get to work fixing it...

I actually can't even get it to work in LCDSmartie5.3... It displayed data once for about a second and then went back to squares..

So there are some differences in the VFD's I have and this one, I can see them in the wiring and the can tell with the timing...

I hope it's as simple as some timing or wait/receive code I need to add and we should be good to go...

main thing was step one getting me a VFD that had the reported issue, that part is done so I can now move forward...

david