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Offline salil

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Need help finding a special ribbon cable for Gateway LP2407
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:38:34 pm »
See attached for the ribbon cable, all I need is one.  Does anyone know where I can find this?  Any help is greatly appreciated.  :-//

FYI: It's an extremely fragile FFC used inside a Gateway LP2407 24" LCD monitor to connect the capacitive backlit controls on the side of the LCD.

PS: I traced over the "7" in photoshop because there was glare in the photo, making it unreadable.

PS#2: I think I see this cable on eBay but the cheapest one is like $10.  This monitor isn't worth a lot.

The pitch of the FFC is 0.5mm and the length needed is ~70cm (more is okay).  I cannot seem to find a long enough cable.  The only option seems to be buying some short 0.5mm FFC cables and then using 0.5mm pitch DIP adapters...hoping those fit in the monitor's case.
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Offline niflheimer

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Re: Need help finding a special ribbon cable for Gateway LP2407
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 11:23:45 pm »
since it's just six tracks I'd suggest just using some magnet wire in case you can't find it.
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: Need help finding a special ribbon cable for Gateway LP2407
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 03:33:40 am »
I agree, 6 tracks are not exactly hard to replace with 6 thin wires soldered on the board and bundled with either the existing braid or with some thin sleeving. and if you need a disconnect you put a salvaged 6 pin or so connector in the middle somewhere that will not get in the way.
 

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Re: Need help finding a special ribbon cable for Gateway LP2407
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 04:17:11 am »
Just search flex cable with the same pin pitch and count. Should be pretty generic one. Guess you could get such for <$3 including shipping.
 

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Offline salil

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Re: Need help finding a special ribbon cable for Gateway LP2407
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 08:49:07 pm »
Just for example 5 pcs for $1.52 don't know if pin pitch and length is right of course. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-280mm-Length-6-Pins-1-0mm-Pitch-FFC-FPC-Ribbon-Flat-Cable-Forward-Direction-/180991705280?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a23f240c0

I managed to measure pitch after much squinting - it appears to be 0.5mm!  I actually ordered this FFC which was listed as 0.5mm pitch when ordered it, but upon arrival a month later, I found it's actually 1.0mm pitch:
http://www.amazon.com/Water-0-5mm-Pitch-Flexible-Cable/dp/B00P26I1VW/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1424859214&sr=1-10&keywords=0.5mm+ffc+6+pin

UPDATE: Fixed!  I couldn't find a long enough 0.5mm pitch FFC so I hacked together 2 of these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H8PCW06/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 06:19:33 pm by salil »
 


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