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Newbie: Ext. Case, and Cables for Graphical LCD ?


New member

I'm really interested in installing a graphical LCD like the
"CFAG12864B-TMI-V" (graph 128x64), for external use with
a dedicated Linux VDR, but I'm not sure of what I need in order
to do this.

Could you please help me on the following questions:

==> I understand this LCD goes to the parallel port, and needs
a power supply. Is there a cable I can buy to connect the LCD
to my PC parallel port ? Will the same cable provide power from
the // port ?

==> Is there an external case I can buy for this LCD ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

best regards,
Yopman - France.
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CF Support

We do not recommend the parallel modules (such as the one you are interested in) for end-user PC applications. These modules require more extensive wiring knowledge and the proper tools. These modules are primarily intended for OEM (manufacturer) use, and as such, we do not carry any cables, brackets, or serial adapters for these modules.

We do not offer end-user tech support on the CFAH*, CFAG* or CFAP* series modules in PC applications. We will not accept returns on CFAH*, CFAG* or CFAP* modules damaged in an attempt to connect them to a PC.

The serial/USB modules and kits (634, 633, 632 models and kits: http://www.crystalfontz.com/products/select_kit.html) are best suited for PC applications.

Please see this forum thread for our PCuser LCD recommendations: