Electronics noob here. What’s the correct way to unplug this cable from the circuit board? Don’t want to break it! Thanks.Circuit boardenter image description here

  • \$\begingroup\$ Are these latches on the extremities? Is there a latch mechanism on the inside of the board? \$\endgroup\$ – eeintech Dec 14 '19 at 16:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ It looks like a typical rectangular header like a jst. You should be able to carefully just pull it out. \$\endgroup\$ – MadHatter Dec 14 '19 at 18:46

As MadHatter also suggested, I also think this looks a JST connector, maybe from the SH connector series.

I unmount these SH connector using a sharp tweezer or two screwdrivers and gently pry loose the house from the header such that the house leaves the header as straight as possible.
I position the tweeser points between house and header on both sides as shown in the picture below (between the red lines on each side).

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While gently prying the house one side, I try to fixate the tweezer pijt other side on the header, such that it acts fulcrum. Alternating this per tweezer point, I gently lift up the house bit by bit till it comes out.

For clarity, I drew and explained the process using the long side of the connector. Prying at the small sides of the connector might even go easier.

I think this method is always better than pulling on the leads of the connector.


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