I have a strange issue while trying to run the hello world code on an arduino nano connected to an OLED display.

This is the code I used:

    #include <Adafruit_SSD1306.h>
Adafruit_SSD1306 display = Adafruit_SSD1306(128, 64, &Wire);

void setup() {

  // SSD1306_SWITCHCAPVCC = generate display voltage from 3.3V internally
  display.begin(SSD1306_SWITCHCAPVCC, 0x3C); // Address 0x3C for 128x32


  display.clearDisplay();      //this line to clear previous logo
  display.setTextColor(WHITE); //without this no display
  display.print("Hello World!");//your TEXT here
  display.display();            //to shows or update your TEXT

void loop() {


But I get this on the display. OLED

enter image description here

Any idea what I could be missing?

Thanks !

  • Do you have the product link of your display?
    – Fahad
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 8:37
  • I had this display laying around for a while, unfortunately I can't find the product link.
    – zanga
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 8:44
  • Is the driver IC SSD1306? Can you see that at the back of the display?
    – Fahad
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 8:48
  • Not sure where can I see that, I added a picture with the back.
    – zanga
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 8:57
  • 3
    0x7A is 0x3C << 1 which is correct. I2C addresses are 7 bits and the 8th bit (rightmost) is use as a R/W flag. So you shift the I2C address one to the left and then add a 1 or 0 to the left for read/write operation (I forget which way around it is). The Arduino library does that for you, so you need to provide the "unshifted" address of 0x3C.
    – Majenko
    Commented Oct 18, 2021 at 14:07

1 Answer 1


Mystery solved :)

After some more reading it appears that the display driver is actually SH1106, so after using the right library I got the display working.enter image description here

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