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#41
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/8 23:20
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Yikes. I just got a quote back from one of my many potential fab houses (the last and latest one to reply). They want to charge me $2000 for fucking TOOLING.

NOT. A. CHANCE. I don't care if they make the cables out of liquid diamond - they can go suck a bag of dicks! Definitely not going to be using THEM.

Quote:

Nes Freak wrote:
and just an FYI if you buy these and dont want to risk damaging your displays installing them just PM me. i can install them for you. ive fixed over 200 VB consoles.

btw id also like to pre order these so add me to the list. thank you :P


How many are you interested in?
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#42
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/9 0:04
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Also...sorry for hijacking this thread, moderators...
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#43
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/10 5:41
VB Gamer
Joined 2017/2/5
USA
45 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
You can add me to the list as well. I'll def buy some if you end up having them made.
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#44
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/24 6:34
Newbie
Joined 3/9
4 Posts
I'd also be interested in two sets.
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#45
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/24 13:49
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Quote:

Biscuit wrote:
I'd also be interested in two sets.


Added. I'm still waiting my prototypes, but I'm hopeful that I'll hear movement on them this week.
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#46
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/27 3:13
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
My cable prototypes are being fabbed at this very moment. I should have them the first week of April. Once I've tested then, I can put in the order for the VirtualCables.

About damn time...
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#47
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 3/27 10:56
PVB Elite
Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
545 Posts
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Looking forward to hear about the results!
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#48
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/5 0:27
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Cables are shipped to me. I should have them sometime next week.

EDIT 04/05/19: According to the tracking number, I should have my prototypes by Monday! Messages have been sent out to all interested individuals.
Edited by RetroDan on 2019/4/6 5:35
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#49
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/9 0:48
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
159 Posts
Long Time User (3 Years)
Finally got my cable prototypes! As you can see, this is v1.3, whereas I am on v1.6, with a v1.7 being a possibility. Nothing changed, functionally-speaking, between iterations, only some ease-of-use features and a few aesthetic issues.

Initial Thoughts:

Initial tests look pretty good - everything lines up, continuity is there.

Prototypes don't come with a stiffener, but some 0.15mm thick painter's tape brought the thickness up to spec. The actual run will have a proper stiffener.

The material used in the prototypes is less malleable and tougher to work with than the FR-4 I'll use in the finished project, making soldering a bit of a challenge. That's fine; nothing unexpected there. The bend radius is pretty awful, though, again, this has already been addressed in the final.

I'm currently working on a few projects and waiting for about half of the people interested in this project to get back with details, but after that, we should be off to the races!

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#50
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/9 12:30
PVB Elite
Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
545 Posts
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Looks good, only thing that catches my eye is that the motherboard connector and the part that needs to be soldered on the board are inside-out. Or am I overlooking something.
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