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Re: Wanted: I need a twisted external Microdrive cable

Postby Timbucus » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:02 pm

I just use a longer standard one - carefully remove the connectors and add around 30cm of ribbon cable - that just lets you stand it on top of a QL or if you have two connected together just behind - see photo (the extra length does not seem to affect operation but, your mileage may vary):

https://twitter.com/timbucus/status/843567313832067072

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Re: Wanted: I need a twisted external Microdrive cable

Postby Outsoft » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Timbucus wrote:I just use a longer standard one - carefully remove the connectors and add around 30cm of ribbon cable - that just lets you stand it on top of a QL or if you have two connected together just behind - see photo (the extra length does not seem to affect operation but, your mileage may vary):

https://twitter.com/timbucus/status/843567313832067072

Tim


Well I remember your post on Twitter, great!

Where I can find a long one dear?


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Re: Wanted: I need a twisted external Microdrive cable

Postby Timbucus » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:09 pm

Sorry,

I made mine several years ago from an existing one. It is quite fiddly to open them (care with a small screwdriver) and then re-close - you need to use a vice to get a nice even pressure - or the proper insulation displacement tools of course. If you don't have new ribbon cable a length cut down (it just tears easily into smaller sizes from a floppy drive or the old 40pin HD IDE cable will be fine.

Tim



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