I need to power a touchscreen and to do so I need an 8pin mini din cable. However, I don't have a female receptacle on my computer that will accept this cable. So,
-Is there an adapter that will do the job? If so can anyone link me to it or at least tell me where to look because I can't find it.
-Can i power a screen through a serial (printer) port?
I keep finding minidin8 to serial (9 pin or 20, 25, etc.) Will that work? because i have no use for a printer in my car and the port is there.
-How difficult is it to make the cable from the male/female cable end kits i keep finding for a buck a piece?
-Can i just throw the end I need onto a usb cable and call it a day? (this seems unlikely mostly because it would be too easy.)
It seems like the only thing I can find is a mini din to 25 pin serial or something similar. How can I make this work? Thanks for your help.