[rescue] Repair of mylar ribbon cables
ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 14:16:39 CDT 2008
Nadine Miller wrote:
> Any of the soldering geeks out there have any suggestions for
> re-attaching a male molex-type connector to a mylar ribbon cable?
> I have 2 cables from iPod click wheels where one of the pins has been
> pulled loose from the logic board connector. I'd like to try to repair
> them before plunking down the cash to get replacements. The connector
> has legs on it similar to an IC.
> It looks like it might re-flow if it was pressed together and re-heated,
> but was wondering if anyone had any better suggestions. I have basic
> soldering equipment here, but no access to a temperature controlled iron
> at the moment.
I would suggest that you should borrow a temperature-controlled iron.
Anyone know what the melting point of said mylar is? Is it too low to
use a hot air rig?
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