Author Topic: Ribbon cable removal  (Read 469 times)

Ribbon cable removal
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:51:49 pm »
Taking a Garmin apart, the ribbon connector appears to be one I'm not confident how to disassemble, and rather than apply  force, there's probably a technique to remove. My #1 technique will probably be to replace the battery with the cable in place but as even the battery link seems to have an unusual latch on it, I'd rather strip it off

Anyone know how these work?





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Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 12:53:46 pm »
The little pips, either end of the cream bit should push upwards (i.e. away from the pins).  The plastic strip is on an angled strip which tightens down on the contacts the more you push it down.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 12:54:29 pm »
The two black cylindrical things at either end of the row of terminals are clips - which need to be un-clipped before tugging on the plug.

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Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 01:36:36 pm »
It's what I thought, but blowed if I can do it......

Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 02:04:29 pm »
The pictures a bit indistinct but it looks like it might be the kind where you hinge up the rear (black) part to unlock it.

Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 03:35:16 pm »
No, it's not that.

The more I look at it, the more it seems to be designed as a locking clip for single use.

Syd

Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2019, 03:48:26 pm »
The solution is in the first response.

Looks like someone has tried to pry it open at some point and snapped off a piece on the off white section.

Re: Ribbon cable removal
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 10:54:19 am »
Replaced battery successfully without removing the screen ribbon, all good.