The "trivial" #1024 GSM fix

Paul Fertser fercerpav at
Tue Aug 11 10:51:10 CEST 2009

Michal Brzozowski <rusolis at> writes:
> 2009/8/11 Paul Fertser <fercerpav at>
>     Mikhail Umorin <mikeumo at> writes:
>     > Paul, I think you are missing the risk part of it: if I screw up in software I
>     > can just reflash the device if I break a tiny piece of hardware -- my $400 fr
>     > is gone.
>     I'm somehow certain that's a wrong assumption. Unless you do something
>     really cruel you're not likely to foobar the whole device. Also even
>     some fatal mistake will cost you less than $400 because the prices
>     really dropped lately.
> I think I've read an email on this group from someone who broke
> their LCD by trying to do the # 1024 fix. The geek inside me will
> gladly wait for one of the resellers to offer the fix.

IIRC it was a buzzfix attempt. Doing #1024 is safer for the LCM (as
you put the device LCM down and solder on the opposite side of the
pcb). Also, even a new LCM bought from one of the resellers doesn't
cost $400.

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