[rescue] Repair of mylar ribbon cables

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 14:18:37 CDT 2008

Can you be more specific?  Molex makes about 20,000 different
connectors, of which about 500 can attach to ribbon cables!   If you
take a picture and send it to me, I'll let you know how to fix it (or
will be happy to fix it for you if it can be done).


On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Nadine Miller <velociraptor at gmail.com> 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.
>  Thanks--
>  =Nadine=
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