Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Soldering to Ribbon Cable

  1. #11
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    38
    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.

  2. #12
    _
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Little Elm, Texas
    Posts
    13,500
    congrats!
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  3. #13
    FLAC is for flaccid parksgm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    1,119
    Quote Originally Posted by royandrews
    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!

  4. #14
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2
    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.


  5. #15
    DCS
    DCS is offline
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Winfield, KS
    Posts
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by scion_nole View Post
    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 can't tell for sure from your picture, but it looks like the ribbon cable may have just be released from the connector...if so, open up the connector, slide the ribbon cable in and lock it shut. Otherwise I would look for a replacemnt cable. I don't think you'd be able to solder all those connections.

  6. #16
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by DCS View Post
    I can't tell for sure from your picture, but it looks like the ribbon cable may have just be released from the connector...if so, open up the connector, slide the ribbon cable in and lock it shut. Otherwise I would look for a replacemnt cable. I don't think you'd be able to solder all those connections.
    Thanks for the quick response...I did look it over again and you are correct - The ribbon cable does release from the connector but it ripped just before that point. Much relief because I guess i just have to look for a replacement now. Anybody know where i can find - ribbon cable E244685 awm 20798 80C 60V VW -1 or if there is anything out there that would work comparable to it.

  7. #17
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    dundee, il
    Posts
    211
    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.

    david

  8. #18
    Newbie maxgtr2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    49
    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!!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Where to buy Xenarc ribbon cable
    By dmurray14 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-04-2006, 10:06 PM
  2. need replacement ribbon cable + connector
    By keyvan in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-05-2006, 02:22 AM
  3. LCD Ribbon Cable
    By UM_Fan in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-10-2006, 10:07 PM
  4. need lilliput ribbon cable
    By cybermob2 in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-21-2004, 10:17 AM
  5. WTB ribbon cable for Lilliput
    By nthai in forum Classified Archive
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-16-2004, 09:48 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •