I knew about this before I purchased the LCD screen from CrystalFontz, but I thought, "Oh I'll just worry about that when it gets here."
Well, now my case is open with the included serial cable ran to the back of my PC's serial port. The only other way I can think of to get this hooked up internally would be to solder wires to the back of the motherboard. Which means I'd have to pull everything out.
In the previous post I saw there were only 2 wires that need to be hooked up to the serial part of the panel. Is this true in my case?
A paper that came with my display mentions "Most RS-232 ports will be able to power the display through their DTR and RTS lines. Just have the software drive these lines high-- most software already will." From this I concluded I'd need those two as well. But this seems not to be the case? Please help!
I do wish there was a simpler way of getting an internal connection for a PC, but noone can really be blamed for that. I would however suggest a cable option for an easier internal connection. What I will probably do is buy an internal 9 pin DB connector connected to a nice long ribbon cable, and strip and cut the wires I don't need. This should make for a clean-looking harness. After all, this is what case modding is all about.