Well, that's how it's done in the Pyra That's our display board.If enough people wanted to keep their Pandora running, it might make sense to add another connector on the existing cable where it has all of the components on it and where the speakers plug in, so that only the bit you curl and put inside the hinge can be replaced assuming the rest of it hasn't failed (and in my experience, it doesn't).
Now, the Pandora cables have so many pins, it's impossible to fix them.Isnt there a way to replace just the broken part of the cable with some extender or something? It's not necessary to replace all the components if those are still good... I noticed there are some connector boards but I don't know how easy it would be to strip a flex cable so that it can be inserted in one of those...
Wow is that realy the right Connector?Connector part is here (I believe?) https://www.digikey.co.uk/product-detail/en/0512966094/WM3352CT-ND/2405702
Everything else on the cable is passives. You'd need a mylar stencil and an oven to solder the compnents on- though- this isn't something you could easily do with an iron.
I've not looked myself, but at you sure this isn't the connector on the PCB? The connector on the cable which joins the cable thru the hinge to the cable coming out of the LCD/touchscreen combo is lower pitch I suspect (since it looks to me to be wider yet is not carrying the audio signals which are split off and go to the speakers rather than go down that flat flex).That was the part listed in the rev5 BOM - as "512966094 - Molex/Waldom Electronics Corp - 60 Pin connector, 0.5mm pitch" which I looked up in Octopart to find this list of suppliers - https://octopart.com/51296-6094-molex-7670409?r=ap&s=qItOWX7DSnqkgxJOGRryAg
They can also be had from Mouser - https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/Molex/51296-6094?qs=/ha2pyFaduhi6zecJlRzWEhdNYGSk2Dspxs0rRLudqTeg1wE/Uf1NA==
I think it's feasible for someone to make these in small quantities, but I don't know how durable they might be.
My information is only as good as the BOM itself, but the linked connector looks like the one on my old - marked Rev 1.3 - ribbon cable from a 1st Batch Pandora.I've not looked myself, but at you sure this isn't the connector on the PCB?
This seems pretty definitive to me: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/is-there-a-way-to-get-a-lcd-cable.83641/#post-1451568
Yes, but maybe ED has finally found a new company to produce some more Pandora LCD cables (hopefully with a more tolerable MOQ). I really hope he can bring us some good news.This seems pretty definitive to me: https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/is-there-a-way-to-get-a-lcd-cable.83641/#post-1451568