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

Ullrich Peter Peter.Ullrich at kapsch.net
Tue Nov 11 13:01:26 CET 2014


These connectors are not for connecting/unconnecting - they are soldered into the PCB (at least on this side of the cable).

Ciao
Peter

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] Im Auftrag von Adam Inglis
Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. November 2014 11:20
An: *SYNTH DIY
Betreff: [sdiy] what's the trick with these ribbon connectors?

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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