Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPAD is no display when ON

Sometime when testing TI’s MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPAD development kit, one may wonder why this kit has no display when connected to a computer. (The kit is running and its Green LED is on.)

Please check whether this development kit has the right code loaded before running. In normal cases, the LCD on this development kit will only come up if there is a correct code loaded into it. To test this kit for a missing software issue rather than a hardware issue, one can use TI IDE (CCS, Code Composer Studio) to load the MSP-EXP430FR6989 Launchpad demo code into the kit.

After importing this demo code to the IDE, build and debug it in the device. Its LCD will display.