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I'm trying to (hopefully) reuse a smartphone LCD and touchscreen controller, among some other components.

The first step is to break out the tiny connectors on the board. It appears to be 2 board to FPC connections. See picture here: http://i.stack.imgur.com/jctIv.jpg (bottom right, sorry for the poor quality)

I found this resource but it's almost impossible for me to tell which one specifically is used.

Any suggestions for how I could get to those signals or wire it up to a breadboard?

Much appreciated.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is soldering wire leads to the connector not an option? \$\endgroup\$
    – tyblu
    Jan 28 '11 at 5:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Not unless I was an inch tall. They're much too small. \$\endgroup\$
    – RobbR
    Jan 28 '11 at 14:23
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These type of connectors are usually called fine pitch board-to-board connectors. I doubt that you'll really find a way to connect to them without having to solder small wire leads. With the right tools, it's not as hard as you think. You'll need some fine gauge wire (wire-wrap works great), magnification, and a soldering iron with a sharp tip. With a little practice, I'm sure you can do it!

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