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    Ribbon Cable for an SB2

    Does anybody have a source for a longer version of the ribbon cable used between the motherboard and the VFD board in the SB2.

    I'm rehousing the unit in a new cabinet with a power-supply and DAC.

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    The IT department at your workplace?

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    Senior Member funkstar's Avatar
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    take an old IDE or floppy cable, strip the ends off and split it at the right number of contacts

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    Cool thanks.

    I didn't realise it was so standard

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    you coule even just cut the required number of regular electronics wire to the right length and attach them. they don't need to be a special type of wire at all.

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    SB1 has standard a ribbon cable with 14-pin 0.1" IDC crimp-on headers.

    SB2 however has a 20-pin FPC (flex printed circuit) cable. I believe the Digikey part number for a 6" cable is HFF-20U-06-ND (catalog page 55).

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanadams
    ... Digikey part number for a 6" cable is HFF-20U-06-ND (catalog page 55).
    you can't get much more definative than that really

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    Awesome - thanks Sean.

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    Yes that is very helpfull, however the ú2.86 price is vastly outwieghed by the Digikey ú22 charge for P&P, anyone know a cheaper supplier?

    regards
    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon
    Yes that is very helpfull, however the ú2.86 price is vastly outwieghed by the Digikey ú22 charge for P&P, anyone know a cheaper supplier?

    regards
    Simon
    Somebody found European sources for these - from last July:

    http://forums.slimdevices.com/showth...&highlight=fpc

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