This is a flex cable from a kindle that connects the motherboard to the lcd. The pins at the edge are broken and not making any contact with the connector.

Is there any salvation for this? If there's no solution will a universal flex cable work as long it has the same amount of pins and pitch?

Flex cable

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    \$\begingroup\$ What is a "universal flex cable" - other than wishful thinking, perhaps? \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Mar 28 at 10:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ something like this: media.rs-online.com/t_large/F7635596-01.jpg \$\endgroup\$ – unknown777 Mar 28 at 12:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ You've posted a link to a photo instead of a link to the datasheet. The photo looks like a 0.1" ribbon. Your post photo doesn't. \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Mar 28 at 12:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ I can clearly see the connector tab is destroyed. If you can get another cable you might be able to fix the problem. The two outside pins seems to be large current, look at the width of the tracks. See if the cable you can find also have this. \$\endgroup\$ – skvery Mar 28 at 20:23

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    \$\begingroup\$ @unknown777, I think Peter is suggesting that by trimming the edge of the ribbon you will be able to insert it into the connector a little further to allow the contacts to touch undamaged portions of the ribbon pads. You'll probably get one chance at this so be prepared to spend 30 to 60 minutes setting up a jig to hold the cable and straight edge precisely in place and get a new blade to make the cut. \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Mar 28 at 10:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ By "short circuit" you like a little sparks or something more dangerous? \$\endgroup\$ – unknown777 Mar 28 at 12:24

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