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#51
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/9 13:38
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
109 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
The motherboard side goes into the FPC connector pins downward. When installed, the LED side needs to be on the other side to be solderable. It does look weird at first blush, but it is correct.
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#52
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/9 13:46
PVB Elite
Joined 2009/12/30
Netherlands
544 Posts
Highscore Top10Highscore Top ScoreContributor10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (9 Years)
Quote:

RetroDan wrote:
The motherboard side goes into the FPC connector pins downward. When installed, the LED side needs to be on the other side to be solderable. It does look weird at first blush, but it is correct.


Ahhhh, that makes sense, I get it now and sounds pretty logical. Thanks!
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#53
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/13 16:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
109 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I have been wondering why several of the prospective buyers haven't responded. I'm only now realizing that, somehow, I never actually PM'd some of them.

Derp! Mea culpa; PMs have been sent out.

In addition, I'm planning on adjusting the order and sending it in by the end of May at the latest, with an estimated in-hand time of the second week of June. Of course, if enough people respond sooner, I can send the order in sooner, and get the parts in quicker.

So here's how this is going to go down:

When I put in the order, I'll shoot PMs and emails to those who have indicated interest. Now, I'm not going to demand payment before I send the order in, but it would definitely help. I'm dropping quite a bit on this project up-front, and between this and my recent 3D printer purchase, I'm not going to be buying model paints for a bit. Obviously, I will require payment before shipping.

Looking forward to seeing this through!

EDIT: If you're interested, but didn't PM me or get a PM, there's still time to be added to the list! You have until May 31st to let me know your shipping address and how many pairs of cables you'd like. Orders close on June 1st, 17:00 US Central Time. Cost is $11/pair, with $7.90 shipping in the US, and exact shipping per-destination outside of the US.
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#54
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/20 4:19
Nintendoid!
Joined 2016/7/21
109 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
As of right now, enough people have responded to ensure that 101 pairs of the VirtualCable get a home.

That's honestly more than I expected. Only five people haven't responded (with six pairs of cables between them), though I know for a fact that they've seen my messages. As it stands, 94.39% of those who indicated interest have confirmed their place. That's pretty good, as far as I'm concerned.

I've decided that I'm going to order however many I have guaranteed buyers for, plus a small number of extra for latecomers or if someone finds they want some more. Extras outside of the original allocation are going to be priced at $15/pair, which I have determined to be neither outrageously expensive, and will allow me to recoup some of the costs from this run.

I am, ultimately, coming out ahead, but the margin is pretty tight. I would strongly recommend that if anyone feels they may need or would like more, get in contact with me before June 1st - this is likely to be the only such run of this project, and I will not have more than a mere handful in reserve.
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#55
Re: Display ribbon cable alternatives
Posted on: 4/20 16:54
Virtual Freak
Joined 2008/4/23
Great Britain
77 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (10 Years)
Great news. These will be very useful to have.
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