Ribbon connectors

Doran L. Barton fozz at hypermoo.com
Mon Sep 27 23:59:04 MDT 2010

On Monday, September 27, 2010 10:49:08 am Von Fugal wrote:
> I have a blown up car stereo and a working antique cabinet stereo. The
> antique does phono, tape, cd, radio, so needless to say it's kind of
> awesome. However, the cd player doesn't track, it'll load, *maybe* glean
> some track info, then fail to play for more than a second.
> So, like any self respecting DIYer, I hope to integrate the cd player
> from the dead car stereo into the cabinet stereo. First glance it looks
> pretty straight forward, the ribbons to the optics are of the same
> count, and the various motor wires would be easy enough to solder up.
> The ribbons to the optics, however, are different sizes. I've been to
> CUES and the guy said they don't have that kind of ribbon connector.
> Does anybody know where else I might try to find such connectors -
> either adapter to go from one size to another, or two connectors I can
> manually hook together? Also, any warnings about trying such a feat?

Maybe PLUG can hold a fund raiser to get you a real CD player.

Doran L. Barton <fozz at hypermoo.com>
Open-source developer, sysadmin, consultant, and all-around geeky dude
 "Police arrest man found with $4000 in crack"
    -- Newspaper headline
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