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Electronics => Beginners => Topic started by: TheGenesis on April 03, 2021, 02:48:16 pm

Title: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: TheGenesis on April 03, 2021, 02:48:16 pm
Hi everyone,

i have some trouble with the Cockpit-Display of my new chinese EV. It produces vertical stripes instead of a the fancy graphics.
The picture now look like a defective T-Con-Board on a LED TV.
I have already disassembled the unit but i cannot remove the flat flex cable because i never see a connector like this.

Can someone tell the trick to unlock this thing or did i just need to pull the cable hard enough?

Thx in advance
Thom
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: Renate on April 04, 2021, 12:45:01 pm
Dunno. Does the white part pull straight back (away from the flex)?
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: grumpydoc on April 04, 2021, 12:52:50 pm
Does the metal part move away from the flex to unlock it?
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: Nusa on April 04, 2021, 01:27:11 pm
Never seen that before, but my guess is that metal bar on the back gets pushed, pulled, or flipped to unlock.
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: MikeK on April 04, 2021, 02:54:23 pm
Yeah, the metal part looks like it was pushed in onto the plastic part to lock everything.  So it looks like the metal part gets pulled straight back (not up).
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: Vovk_Z on April 04, 2021, 03:34:22 pm
It seems to me the metal part can be flipped. If it moves - it usually moves pretty easily, so it has to be easy to check it.
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: TheGenesis on April 14, 2021, 06:33:44 pm
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

The metal bar has to be pushed towards the ribbon cable.
It releases a locking mechanism wich locks the two outer indents at the end of the cable.
You also have to push it when re-inserting the cable.
This is a very solid connection. But the connector itself is weak, so you are at risk of tearing it apart when pulling the metal bar into the wrong direction.
Title: Re: Does anyone know how to open this connector?
Post by: MikeK on April 14, 2021, 06:46:32 pm
I would not have guess that, given that it doesn't look like there is any room in that direction.