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What type of serial cable do I need?

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Hey guys. I have a LP UT nf4 sli dr and it did not come with the com port/serial cable to connect the connector on the motherboard to the backplane.


Well, in searching for one to buy, I found out that these things are wired two different ways, like this:


1 2 3 4


5 6 7 8 9



and this way:



2 4 6 8


1 3 5 7 9



(Or something to that effect)


They also have two different names for these two types, but I can't figure out which name goes with which.


According to my manual, it is wired this way:


2-rd dtr dsr cts

1-cd td gnd rts ri-9


but then the picture shows the pins in this config:


x x x x x

x x x x


Which is bottoms up.


I am so confused, and annoyed that they were so cheap they couldn't supply such a cable when it is hard to know which type of the two to get. Can someone show me which type of cable, and how to get it? Much thanks!

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You can get one from DFI, I e-mailed their support department and they sent me one free, gratis and for nothing.


They were most helpful.

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Good to know.


I emailed tech support. They emailed back to me that I need to go through the RMA department. I have been waiting for someone to answer the phone now, so far, for an hour and a quarter. I emailed RMA department but don't have a response yet, either.


Is it true that I may never be able to reach the RMA people on the phone, I have heard a lot of complaints around the web?

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