Faulty flex/LCD cable -Can I solder it & how?

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August 27, 2011 at 16:21:31
Specs: Windows Vista, Core 2 Duo 1.6 x2 / 1GB x2
How do I solder a faulty flex/LCD cable from my laptop?
There is black adhesive 'tape'(I think)wrapped around all the thin wires which make up the whole cable. Can I take it off or not?

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August 27, 2011 at 16:44:51

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August 27, 2011 at 16:45:43
Replace the cable. You will only risk breaking other of those fine wires in any attempt to expose them to locate & repair the original break. The "Tape" is there to provide a degree of protection from the flexing the wires would otherwise suffer during normal operation. I suspect it is either press-moulded or heatshrunk onto the wires in any case and would not readily come away.

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August 27, 2011 at 17:59:04
Thanks for the quick response! I guess you're right, but I just wanted to see if there was a way of repairing the cable, should the replacement cable become faulty as well. Risks will be there like you stated, and I agree. Though I could peel off the tape slightly still (didn't try further).

Anyway, thanks! Have a good day.

Richard59: I will see if there are any more answers. I'll rate soon.

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August 28, 2011 at 10:11:52
I had a class on repairing a flexible circuit board. It can be done but only to fix until a replacement can be obtained is usually the standard answer. You have to have a portion of a similar cable and then solder it in and cover it to insulate it. It is usually done under a microscope and with very specialized tools and special products just for that repair.

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