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Thread: Ruined a ribbon cable on a Xenarc 705TSV monitor. What do I do?

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    Ruined a ribbon cable on a Xenarc 705TSV monitor. What do I do?

    I was pulling apart a Xenarc 705TSV to put into a friend's car and when I tugged the two circuit boards apart I pulled a ribbon cable out of one of the boards. If anyone has taken apart a Xenarc screen, specifically the 705, you'll know the ribbon cable I'm talking about. There's no clip to hold it to the board, it's just the ribbon itself that somehow just slides into a plastic receiver on the board and there's black tape holding it in. It comes out very easily.

    So since I had no idea how it was supposed to go back in and that it's not supposed to slide in flush with the board, scraped up the metal contacts on the cable by mistake. They're now all broken and touching each other so when I finally get it pushed in the right way, the screen flicks a white colour on and off as I fiddle with the cable. Any idea how Xenarc would be with a warranty return for something like this? Or if they even sell this ribbon cable I need? I looked on their site, is this it? http://www.xenarcdirect.com/product....cat=258&page=1

    Thanks.
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    Will this cable work? It says it's for old non-LED monitors but it appears to be the same 40 cable. What do you think?

    http://store.mp3car.com/LCD_controll..._p/raw-002.htm
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    I am fortunate enough to have Xenarc close enough to go and visit their shop. They are usually pretty helpful. I would give them a call and find out if either of these is the part or not.
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    Where are they? Which time zone? I got to call their parts guy after lunch.
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    They are in So California. Pacific time zone.
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    Okay, I ordered 2 of the extended cables from mp3car that say they won't work and I also ordered 1 of the exact replacement cables from Xenarc which will work. I'm hoping the longer one will work as it'll be easier to work with but I know this short one will.

    To anyone else taking apart a Xenarc 705TSV, do not........I repeat.....DO NOT remove the tape from the back of one of the circuit boards. That ribbon cable is delicate stuff.

    And if anyone has a technical explanation for why the mp3car cable won't work I'd love to hear it.
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    Most cables in monitors are ffc's which stands for Flat Flexible Cable. They usually come in two types. .5mm pitch and 1.0mm pitch. And they come with different # of pins. 12, 16, 20, 24 etc.

    The way you determine which one you need is to put the ffc up to a mm ruler and count the pins. Say there are 20 pins and it is 20mm wide, then you have a 20 pin 1.0mm ffc. If it has 20 pins and is 10mm long then you have a 20 pin .5mm ffc.

    You have to replace the ffc with the same pin/pitch ffc but it can be longer/shorter.

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    So it's entirely possible that the longer cables for the CCFL screen could work because realistically they probably wouldn't change it between models unless there was a technical reason.

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    Cool, so as long as it has the same number of pins and is the same width then I'm good to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    Cool, so as long as it has the same number of pins and is the same width then I'm good to go?
    Yes sir

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