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Cable extension parts Answered

I am working on a project involving a Presario V5000 laptop (well mainly its innards) and would love to find extension cables for some of the components.  For example, the keyboard attaches to the motherboard via a 24 pin flat ribbon-like cable (see example image).  It would be great if I could get a simple extension piece (male to female) to give me any additional length, but I cant seem to find anyone that makes this, or what the techincal name is for that type of cable. (is it even a cable?  Is it a flexible circuitboard?)
Anyone aware of a good vendor for hard to find laptop accessories like this??

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alfbar0
alfbar0

7 years ago

i did extend my keyboard cable that is like your , i open a spare dvd drive and it has a FFC cable, (google it, is like a data cable) and its end plastic connector which has a movable part, is like a lever, in this side of the connector i face the both fpc and keyboard's cables and use the connector-lever- to force all contacts at the same time, joining each point to point with the tight lever, also you could need a mod the other end of the cable to get a firm plug connection to the board, for that i add tape, it worked to me without solder, the hard is get a FFC cable that match point to point to your cable.

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

9 years ago

 Most of the mods I have seen along these lines, they normally just solder in some extra wire to extend it.