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Weak ribbon cable pins of MDV units

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:12 pm
by Cristian
Almost everybody knows the infamous weak pins of the microdrives ribbon cable. But is there a straightforward way to replace them with a sort of plug with rigid pins?

Re: Weak ribbon cable pins of MDV units

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm
by RWAP
I tend to use a strip cut from an a chip socket, insert the cable pins into that strip and then insert the 2 strips into the QL motherboard.

It makes it easier

Re: Weak ribbon cable pins of MDV units

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:06 pm
by Dave
This is what I do. Turned pin IC sockets. Put the wire into the strip, solder, and then you'll have two rigid rows that are MUCH easier to insert.

Re: Weak ribbon cable pins of MDV units

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:37 pm
by Cristian
Thank you very much Rich and Dave for your suggestions. It's a very useful and effective solution!

Re: Weak ribbon cable pins of MDV units

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:45 am
by Cristian