Alesis QS6 display replacement

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Alesis QS6 display replacement

Post by xampla3 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:36 pm

i recently found a very cheap Alesis QS-6 with just a faulty display, and the seller does not want to fix it, just get rid of it.
Before i buy it, i searched all over the web for information about replacing the LCD of the QS6 with a standard 16X2 display, and what i've found out is that it is a cheap task BUT rather tricky, because the Alesis part uses it own pinout...
The best info i found was this : https://www.midiworld.com/quadrasynt...es13/8316.html
and this : https://www.midiworld.com/quadrasynt...es14/9367.html
I guess pins swapping needs to be done. I read the QS6 schematics (actually it is from the QS6.1 so it might not be the correct one), but i can't really understand it clearly (yamaha service manuals are more simple to read, IMO...).

Anybody has done it recently with success? Any detailed instructions out there made for non-electronics-savvy guys like me ??

I am thinking of using this https://www.buydisplay.com/default/a...i2c-3-3v-or-5v
or this https://www.buydisplay.com/default/c...no-black-on-yg , which i think is better (if i want to use a 2x7 connector), or is it not ?

Please help. :?
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Alesis QS6 display replacement

Post by xampla3 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 pm

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Well, i made this pinout pattern, as an example Image

On the right is the pinout of my new LCD (probably most standard 16X2 modules have the same pinout).
I am not sure how to make the right connections.


The youtube video :
has very descriptive info about the pins connection, but guess i am a little ... and , that's why i made this pinout pattern..
Also, as i understand, a trimpot is needed to be connected (somehow) at pin V0...

Anyone can clear this out, please??

Thank you in advance...

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Alesis QS6 display replacement

Post by xampla3 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:26 pm

I read the instructions of the above links more carefully, and after some more researching (trying to learn some bits about electronics...), i completed the pinout patterns.
So i made a 2nd pinout pattern for another LCD display with the connections on the side.
I would appreciate if someone with knowledge about this subject, would comment and make any corrections to the diagrams..

Please help, guys ! Thanks.

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Alesis QS6 display replacement

Post by xampla3 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:36 pm

I guess i misread the instructions i've found, so the trimpot connection is WRONG! :oops:
So, i made a corrected pattern :
Alesis QS 6 pinout connections pattern-2ed_CORRECTED__.jpg
Trimpot should have one end to ground (VSS) and other end to voltage (VDD) and the wiper (variation in resistance) connected to V0 in the display, this is how variable contrast should work...
Is this correct?
Help anyone?

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