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    Raw Wave Rob Withey's Avatar
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    You're dreaming. The connector in your picture looks nothing like a hi-rose connector.

    The best you could hope to achieve with hirose is with 2 male and 2 female connectors. Break the existing cable and solder on a male and female in the gap so you can plug it back together. Then make a male to female extension that you can insert in the middle.

    Kind of defeats the whole point of building a cable so you can just plug it in though.


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    Yeah that does defeat the purpose. The reason for wanting to make a 'removable extension' was to just add it to one side (not inthe middle) of the cable and then I could simply remove it if it didn't work. If I cut these lines up and can't get it to work I'm going to be in a heap of trouble...

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    Help! Lengthening LCD lines...

    Well, I went for it .. chopped up a IDE cable and cut the lcd signal in half .. spent the day stripping the wires and soldering .. then covering in elec. tape for protection.. here are 2 pics of the done job..





    After I was done, plugged it in and booted up.. at first .. SUCCESS! I get a perfect picture of the bios boot screen .. detects ram, cpu, etc .. then it just sits there... I try to enter the bios .. says "entering bios" .. but it never goes there. Is this related to the lines I just made? HELP!

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    have you just tried to let it boot first ?

    How are we supposed to know if it's related !
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    Yep - -that's what I tried to do the first time .. I figured I'd enter the bios to see if I would see some of the BIOS colors .. blues and yellows .. that would give me more of a sign the connections were good..

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    Hey no **** .. I walked away .. came back and the thing was just going into Windows ... restarted (no power down) and it went right into windows again. Powered down and powered back up .. had to wait a long time to get back into Windows... like 5-10min...

    Also .. I am getting some pretty bad "lines" on the left side.



    Any ideas?

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    Hate to say it....but I'd check the soldering. Make sure all your connections are solid..

    Could also be why your system's bugging out...especially if any of your connections are touching..

    Just my thoughts (and at 5 in the morning, at that).

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    Check your soldering. Insulate every connection seperatley, maybe heatshrink, or taped on rubber sleaves, and then wrap each cable in foil (maybe just the grounds and colour lines), and then tape again to shield them.

    Might be worth a go, as you've gotten this far.
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    Could length be an issue here? I didn't make the cable that much longer, but maybe it's now too long?

    Any special tips for soldering? I'm new to it, but picking it up very quickly .. what have been doing was taking a piece of solder and folding it up and laying it down then placing the t wires i need connected on top of it. Then heating the solder up through the wires .. it sorts of pulls it up and melts them together ... i'll check them all out though. Thanks!

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    I find it works better to twist the wires together first, then lay the wire back on itself and then solder it. There is no way it can come apart.

    But anyway, check your connections and try to sheild your wires.
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