Keyboard Repair

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Re: Keyboard Repair

Post by bola_dor »

Wow.. thats a piece of work.. :o
Why didn't you use the conectors you ha e desoldered from the board to attach to the ribbon /membrane?
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Re: Keyboard Repair

Post by jsweinrich »

The silver plating on the keyboard flex cable is very fragile, a couple of in/out of the original connectors and the plating would be ruined. My guess, the original flex cable ends were plated with a thick layer of copper... But, I'm sure there are many other variation on this theme.
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