I recently received a FEZ Spider Starter Kit and I think the LCD module is faulty. Upon startup it goes white for a few seconds, then goes black for a second or two, and then starts drawing a black line that progressively works its way down the screen before starting again back at the top and working back down the screen.
When running the picture taking sample, I sometimes see a hint of another color like red or blue, but most of the time the line going down the screen is black.
I’ve double checked the connections, run the firmware update that is included with the SDK install, tried other cables, and worked through the display troubleshooting guide found here: http://wiki.tinyclr.com/index.php?title=Gadgeteer_Display. The display troubleshooting program exhibits similar problems (line going down the display, sometimes white, sometimes glimpses of other colors).
Please let me know what else to try / where to go from here.