Done and done!
Used sandpaper to rub off the plastic. This doubled as a priming for the copper tracks. A one second touch with the iron and the solder went on the track and only on the track.
Wires joined like a dream.
That's really handy info...lots of people on the forum will likely benefit from your positive experience and results...I know I was always afraid to try soldering to ribbon cable!Originally Posted by royandrews
I know this thread is over a year old but I would appreciate it if anybody could help...I ran into a similar problem last night looking over my Tveiw indash mobile video system..taking the screen off I snapped the ribbon cable connected to the screen board which provides power to just about everything (tv, aux, etc.) What I'm wondering is if can sandpaper off the ribbon and solder each connection individually (in which case what grade sandpaper should i use) or is this thing headed for a future in spare parts. It's not the best quality, the reason I opened it up was to fix a malfunctioned button but it works and don't want my money to blow up in smoke so fast
sorry camera phone pic, lost usb cable for camera but that's another problem.
i think what DCS meant, was that the connector on the board has some type of locking mechanism on it, it may be one that lets a part of the connector slide out, or it might be the kind that flip up. many devices have these kinds of connectors, my monitor (cheap e-bay one) had the kind that slides out and releases the cable, then just pushes back in to secure it again.
One my lilliput when i took it apart, it was a pain to put back correctly so if you can put it back and power it on, if it doesn't come on, try to loosen it and reseat it just in case. I had to do it around 8 times on my lilli before I got it right. Note to self..never take that dude apart again!!