[sdiy] what's the trick with these ribbon connectors?

Paul Anderson wackyvorlon at me.com
Tue Nov 11 11:41:54 CET 2014


I don't think those connectors are meant to disconnect....

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> On Nov 11, 2014, at 5:20 AM, Adam Inglis <21pointy at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> 
> In attempting to repair my Roland R8 drum machine, I came across a ribbon connector that I was unfamiliar with.
> Unfortunately in my haste I broke off a couple of pins.
> No big deal, I'm sure it's fixable, but....
> 
> what is the trick with these things?
> I repair most of the old junk in my studio - 70s and 80s gear mostly -  and I've never had to tussle with a connector that was such a PITA!
> 
> http://www.adambaby.com/images/tech%20pics/R8ribbonconn.JPG
> 
> cheers
> Adam
> 
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