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This is a general guide on how to wire an LCD to the PC. Covers all steps of wiring, soldering, choice of connectors and methods of testing.
Wiring guide

Forgetting about that connector for a while, I get plain pins, single or double row, depending on the LCD, and solder them on the LCD's appropriate place. The pins come in sticks, which are easily cut to however many are necessary.

Pins in the raw! Single- and double-row sticks.

An LCD with single-row pins...
...and an LCD with double-row pins!

I do that, making sure I do quickly enough so as not to overheat the controller or the LCD. More than 5 seconds of soldering iron in contact with the PCB could easily overheat the lot.

Soldering the single-pin LCD seen above!

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