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I need to identify this 15 wire ribbon cable connector, does anyone happen to recognise this? Assuming it’s not easy to find can anyone suggest where I can buy a replacement?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I can't see the bottom side but it looks like a DIL socket press connector. \$\endgroup\$ – Oldfart Sep 8 at 14:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ I exepct it is actually a 16 position connector - looks like there is space for another wire at the right end. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Bennett Sep 8 at 16:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ you may not need a replacement ... gently pry off the top ... then split the cable into individual wires and pull them off one at a time ... then crimp on a new cable .... you may need a vice to press the lid back on to force the wires into the pin contacts .... you would have to do the same with a replacement, because you solder first and crimp cable after with this connector \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Sep 9 at 7:35
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I think it is an IDC to DIP (See below) (Took me a few minutes to find on the digikey website using "IDC", "DIP" and 16 pins)

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 Just to help by adding a link for readers to see example cable assemblies - was this the source of that image, and you cropped it to remove the excessive border? Or did you get it from somewhere else? \$\endgroup\$ – SamGibson Sep 8 at 17:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ Could be, it is the same website. I did not add a link as to not prejudice one vendor over another. \$\endgroup\$ – Oldfart Sep 9 at 2:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Understood, but given that we don't have a choice whether or not to give a reference for a resource used in an answer (it's required, per this site rule) I don't believe anyone can reasonably accuse an answer-writer of prejudice for following the rule. I sometimes add a comment to my answer saying that the included (and linked) image is just an example, if I think there's any possibility that it might appear like an advert for one particular vendor. (Obviously if someone added an affiliate link in an answer, that would be different!) \$\endgroup\$ – SamGibson Sep 9 at 2:21
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There is reason to believe that the connector is actually a 16-pin connector that was grunched onto 15-conductor ribbon cable. Picture below shows where the 16th conductor would have fit.

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