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Ribbon cable has multiple insulated wires bonded together and running parallel to each other. Because the wires run across a flat plane they tend to be wide and flat resembling a ribbon hence the name. Ribbon cables are often designed to be used in conjunction with insulation-displacement connectors (IDC).

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Help needed identifying this 180 degree bottom insertion ffc connector and how to release the cable

I could not see any hinge or flap or other release mechanism. The connector seems like it is one piece of plastic with no obvious seams although in some images I think tooling marks look a bit like ...
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How to make an USB cable cross a door?

Note: I am torn between posting this here, SE DIY or SE IoT. Since this is related to powering on my smart devices and the electrical connection I need to use, I finally settled down on SE EE. Please ...
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Choosing a fpc ribbon for MIPI-DSI signals

I am working on a driver board for MIPI displays. I have seen many designs that use a 40pin fpc ribbon cable between the DSI bridge IC and the display board for modularity. Since I want to push all 4 ...
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How standardized are LCD panels?

I have a project in mind where I would like to re-use LCD panels from old monitors to save them from landfills. I'd like to bypass the existing driver and implement my own controller to bypass all of ...
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What's the cable configuration of a ribbon cable when aiming for a balanced characteristic impedance?

The ribbon cable in reference 1 states a balanced characteristic impedance of 122 Ω. For which configuration of the wires is this value valid? From reference 2, it becomes evident that the ...
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How can I repair a damaged flat 4 pin cable?

I have a computerized sewing machine Juki HZL-009. This picture is related to its screen, whose touch part has a 4-pin resistive touch screen glass panel. This image is from a healthy screen without ...
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Short circuit in ribbon cable

My ribbon cable assemblies are creating intermittent short circuits that cause my Atmega328p microprocessor to spontaneously reset. The setup: 60-conductor .05 ribbon cable made by 3M (long ago when ...
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Possible to solder back detached ribbon cable?

I have a Yamaha PSR-F51 whose ribbon connector cable snapped off from the PCB, where the leads were soldered to the PCB (see picture below). Is it possible to solder these back? Or if not, what are ...
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Can coaxial TV aerial cables be flat/ribbon? To go under thick rug for TV opposite aerial socket

A round shaped one would cause a ridge in the carpet. I already have setup a flat ethernet cable under the rug for similar scenario whereby device is opposite ethernet socket. Update it's to carry DVB-...
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How to remove 800 kHz signal noise in long wires?

I have a simple setup with Raspberry PI and level shifter chip (3 V to 5 V), connected to some neopixel LEDs via ribbon cable (~30 cm in length) and then with thin solid copper wires (varying from ~10 ...
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Impact of heat on unshielded data cables

How does heat impact the signaling performance of unshielded ribbon/flexible flat cables? Background: I'm modding a camera to improve thermal performance by adding thermal pads between the heatsink ...
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What is direct to board solderable ribbon cable called?

Some products I've seen attach PCBs with a solder-able type of ribbon cable on a 0.1" pitch. What is this called? Is there an example at Digikey? This ribbon cable is used for direct board to ...
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What tool is used to crimp DIP connectors onto ribbon cable?

I have to attach some 14-pin DIP headers (looks like these) to a 14-connector ribbon cable. I have the headers and the cable, but realize I don't know how to crimp them on correctly. I'm sure there's ...
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How should I connect these kind of cables?

I bought this screen from eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/183565808942 But I can't seem to connect the cable to the controller board. How does one connect/disconnect this type of cable?
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My IC pins are too small

I bought an IC, but the little pins are too small to fit into the female end of the wire. I do not want to use a breadboard or solder the wires. Are there any solutions?
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What is the correct way to disconnect this circuit board terminal?

I've not been able to figure this out, nor have I been able to find out exactly what the terminal is. It's in an old 1989 Yamaha tape deck. I have no idea how to actually remove it. I've tried ...
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What do you call a flexible rubber boot that protects wires?

I'm not sure if this is the correct site to post it on, but it seemed closest related to electronics. I'm diy-ing a laptop and I have a couple of 15-pin FFCs that have to be flexed a little over 100 ...
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How to repair a solder pad that came off a ribbon cable?

I've similar questions on how to repair solder pads however all the questions so far only talk about solid PCBs. For some reason the solder pad came off this ribbon cable after I had soldered it ...
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FPC Connector - Matebook X Pro

Please excuse me if this is not the right place to ask this question. I have been looking for a specific ribbon cable (motherboard to LCD board) for my Huawei Matebook X Pro for more than a year now ...
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What is current capacity of IDC connected of 7 stranded 36AWG wire (listed as 28AWG)?

Another engineer posted that 100mA was my current capacity for 5 volts over IDC connectors through 7 stranded 36AWG wire (listed as 28AWG) ribbon cable. But I don't know where that information comes ...
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Efficacy of more lines of power on legacy ribbon connector with limitations

A conundrum. I've been asked if I can add more current capacity and less voltage drop to a legacy connector, but I have limitations. For the legacy products to work on this same connector it needs ...
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How can I repair a ps2 ribbon cable's connector?

Recently I tried to fix my old ps2 slim that didn't read disks anymore. When I removed the lid I noticed that the problem was that a ribbon cable connector was broken. Can it be repaired? If that's ...
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What is the name of this connector / board?

I'm trying to make a custom HID, and would like to include a joystick, it has this carbon 6 wire ribbon cable, but I can't for the life of me find this kind of breakout board or even the connector ...
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How to properly unlock an FFC connector?

I'm trying to replace a part on my camera and need to disconnect a connector that looks like this: From what I understand, they're extremely fragile and so I don't want to accidentally break anything ...
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Without the use of any software, what would be the cheapest way to connect my broken laptop's keyboard to my desktop?

I am trying to use an old keyboard from a laptop as a new set of keybindable keys for my desktop. I will worry about software side later what I need here is this: How can I use the keyboard from my ...
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Fixing the pins in a flex cable

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 ...
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What is 1.27mm ribbon cable impedance for the "ground-signal-ground-signal-..." configuration?

In different places, for example here (wiki) or here (datasheet) an impedance for the ribbon cable is given to be in range from 100 to 130 Ohm. I conclude that: It is the impedance between two ...
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Using Flat-Flex for CAN connection

I am currently developing a robot with multiple modules that have to be connected using CAN (at 5V or 3.3V). The robot has 2 strong DC motors (with spikes over 100A) and also operates close to ...
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Ethernet RMII using ribbon cable

I am trying to interface the Ethenet using RMII at 100 Mbps speed. The main board is a RH850 F1 evaluation board. Ethernet RMII transciever is a DP83848 chip on a waveshare External Transciever Board ...
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Board to board connectivity [closed]

Need to connect two boards together. Initially I thought about using a ribbon cable like this one, but everything I found was significantly longer than what I needed (~30mm max). Are there any other ...
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4-pin 1.27mm pitch ribbon cable - cable to cable conectors?

I am looking for a connector type that can mate two 4-conductor, 1.27mm pitch ribbon cables together. Preferably IDC style, but at this point I'm willing to try anything that isn't too ugly. They ...
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Identification of ribbon cable connector

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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How to Work with a Optical Fiber Ribbon

I got a piece of fiber optical cable that is in the form of a "ribbon cable" (see pictures). I have seen tools and procedures for making connections on a single strand of optical fiber. I would like ...
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How do I design my own FFC cable

I need to design a custom FFC cable for an electronic device (about 10cm and 34pins) I messaged a manufacturer who could make custom ffc but he needs a layout or something and I don't have experience ...
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Identifying and replacing laptop motherboard connector [closed]

My laptop was having cooling issues, to I opened it up to clean the fan. When attempting to start it up afterwards, nothing happened, and soon after I smelled burnt plastic. Upon inspection I ...
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Signal placement in flat ribbon cable, FPC or FFC with digital and power signals

I want to interface different boards with FPC/FFC or ribbon cable and I was wondering about the placement of the signals in the cable. I plan to have a 39 signals FPC with : 1 SPI bus (SCK, MOSI, ...
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What type of ribbon connector is this?

I'd like to know what type of cable this is. It looks very similar to the types used in phones and tablets and is for a camera. I need a replacement and would appreciate any help to locate the correct ...
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How do I extend the ribbon cable in the photo?

It is a electronic cam lock for lockers. I want the dial pad to be further away from the locking mechanism. Thank you for your help!
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16 Pin IDC to 40 Pin with different pinouts

I'm trying to connect a 16 pin led panel to a raspberry pi with more permanence than jumper cables. Is it possible to build a cable with IDC on both sides if the pinouts are different? Doesn't have ...
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Help identifying 6-circuit PCB header socket

This is from a JVC TD R272 tape deck. An FFC (Flat Flex cable) from the head to the board goes into it. I snapped it due to impatience. Can someone tell me the name of the white PCB header socket? It ...
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Should I continue experimenting or not? [closed]

Good day to you all. I just accidentally stripped off the thin lining of metal that is found on the eDP cable of a Lenovo laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 320-14IAP). The thing happened when I removed it from ...
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Ribbon cable question

Hello, i'm at a complete loss, have never came across that type of a ribbon cable, could anyone point me in the right direction as to the nature of the "bridge" between traces there. Cheers
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Replacing an old dart board ribbon connector - need advice

I hope this makes sense but I have an old dart board that is having some issues I believe is related to the cable in the link below. The cable is a ribbon cable I believe and toward the bottom there ...
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FPC Connector on a Laser Distance Module

I recently purchased some RS232 laser distance modules from overseas and I'm just in the process of trying to get them going. Basically it takes 4 I/O's - Ground, + 3VDC, TX, RX. It has an 8 way FPC ...
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What is this foam ribbon cable alternative in an old Norstar set?

I came upon some old Nortel phones and took apart one of the sidecars. The PCB is connected to the buttons and LCD displays using four sets of styrofoam-looking ribbon cables. They look like gross ...
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Terminal Block substitute?

I am trying to find a substitute for a terminal block like this: Are there any connectors which come with wires already crimped in, but can be used with the male version of the above terminal block. ...
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Manufacturing Custom FFC

I see many custom designed FFC cable in laptops and tablets like the yellow and black cables on my UX305 laptop (shown below). How can I design a similar FFC cable? Is it the same as PCB design ...
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Ribbon cable PCB connector repair

I've been asked to help repair a keyboard. On examining the keyboard I found the issues (circled) in the below image: A tear in the middle of the ribbon cable A tear across the end of the short side ...
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Testing a Display [closed]

Currently working on a design project for school where a display is needed. I need help figuring out what parts I need to split the 10 wire ribbon cable that comes of the LCD into 10 jumper cable to ...
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Pinout for board to board ribbon cable

Update/significant change: The question below is based on a false premise: taking into account that an IDC with keys pointing out from the cable on both ends swaps the front and back rows, simply ...
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