I have recently got a Pulse 2 with damaged screen. I have contacted Waldorf if I can get one of them. The support answered promptly providing me with 40EUR + shipping quote. I have also looked at ebay and I have found white on black version for “just” 50GBP.
To avoid paying more than I have to I have decided to find a replacement by my own.
So first I had to establish what was the original unit. It turns out that the unit in P2 (same type is installed in Blofeld) uses Powertip PE12864WRF-004HC1Q unit.
It is obsolete and impossible to find. I have found a couple of places in China where these modules can be ordered but the minimum order quantity rules out this option.
After a long search I have found the datasheet.
PE12864WRF-004HC1Q.pdf (1.1 MB)
The display apparently runs on ST7565S-G controller and has 34pin connector. I have managed to find a few displays matching this spec. Unfortunately, pins 17-23 were not matching.
There several variations of ST7565 controller. I have compared them and the closest to the one I needed was ST7565R. Eventually, I have found a display, which was compatible in terms of pins arrangement.
The only thing was not ok was that backlight pins were in slightly different positions (anode and cathode pins are soldered to the pcb). Not a big issue anyway, which can be resolved by cutting the pins and soldering two wires.
So this is how P2 looks after the replacement:
I had to use hot glue to fix the screen into the position due to anode and cathode pins being not soldered to PCB.
I hope this information will be useful to someone.
P.S. What I have immediately noticed when I got P2 was that the pots/encoders are very wobbly compared to Blofeld. P2 encs are made by Alps while Blo uses ones made by Bourns (briefly the same series as in old Elektrons). I am not 100% sure but from what I have measured I think Bourns encs would fit into the holes on PCB.