Ribbon connectors

Steven Alligood steve at bluehost.com
Tue Sep 28 09:12:33 MDT 2010

On 09/27/2010 11:59 PM, Doran L. Barton wrote:
> 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.


The ribbon connectors will cost you more than a new player.

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