Flexible Flat cable

Intel / D945gcr
February 14, 2010 at 02:49:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.595 GHz / 1013 MB
I accidentally damaged the end of a flexible flat cable in my DVD drive (Don't know if I got the name right - I mean the thin white flat plastic cable with many flat conductors). The end that has a blue support sticker below the exposed conductors got badly crushed. I want to cut off the damaged end and make a fresh contact that can be slipped into the connector. Is there a DIY way to do this?

I made a wise decision, got a bargain deal, and the next day found that my model was phased out.


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#1
February 14, 2010 at 04:38:49
just remove and go to your local computer stor and buy a new one not worth the hassels of shorting something out.

Davidw


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#2
February 14, 2010 at 10:10:25
Buy a good quality one too. They make some formed in a round shape that tend to be easier to install and may have a better end.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
February 14, 2010 at 15:33:09
Is this the data cable that connects from the rear of the drive to the motherboard port or a cable that's inside the drive?

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#4
February 14, 2010 at 20:56:24
Thanks for your suggestions, time and attention, folks.
This DVD drive is inside my Home Theatre System. One end of the cable is to be inserted into a connector at the front part of the drive. It connects to the door open/close switches and provides door motor power. It has five conductors. The other end connects to the large main board which has the control circuits as also the audio power circuits and so on.
I confirmed. The cable is called a Flexible Flat Cable.
It is of this type although it is narrow because it has only five conductors

So can I conclude that there are no home-made fixes? I was just wondering about the length of the cable. I will take it to the store and I hope mine conforms to some standard type. Thanks.

I made a wise decision, got a bargain deal, and the next day found that my model was phased out.


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#5
February 15, 2010 at 12:45:36
OH!.
Well disregard all that other stuff then.

I guess you could try to fix it.

Most of that stuff is hard to find. Electronic shops may be a place to look for new parts.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
February 15, 2010 at 12:55:57
A place that stocks electronics supplies and component parts may have that type of cable, but a computer parts only place probably would not.
E.g. If you're in the US or Canada, this company has many branch stores:
http://www.futureelectronics.com/en...

Yes, you could probably cut across the cable with sharp scissors and plug it in. Unplug whatever it is in first of course.

However, you need to take a look at the damaged end - you may need to bare the wires inside the cable there on one or both sides, and you may also need to carefully apply solder to the bare wires.

Or - contact whoever made what the cable is in - you may be able to order the identical thing already prepared.


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