I just broke the sound chaser ribbon cable connector help

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I just broke the sound chaser ribbon cable connector help

Hi all,

After just resotring my Apple IIe mnotheboard from a blowen power supply I was setting up the Sound Chaser and moving it. I removed the ribbon conncetor in a bit of a hurry and broke two pins off. arrrggghhh. Does anyone know how and where to buy a new connector and crimp it on? What tools do I need. Here are the photos.  I'm feeling kinda down now after this stupi error. :(

 

 

 

 

 

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No need to feel down, this one is easy

These things are notoriously fragile but easily corrected.  Do a quick Google search for "16 pin idc dip plug".  I get a small square stick that fits between the pins and squeeze it in a vise, gently.  

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solder them back on.

I don't know about that gold style connector. But back in the day if you have enough metal. I would just solder the pins back on. Then again it would only be say 1 broken pin. So Unless the solder has a hard time sticking.

 

TTFN, Josh

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just crimp a new one on.

just crimp a new one on.

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ok thanks for the responses.

ok thanks for the responses. I'll see if the local store has one first. I've removed the old one and looks quiet easy to crimp on. 

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I've managed to find a local

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Finally found the right

Finally found the right connector locally. I managed to crimp it on securely without a crimp too. Works great. Thanks all for the suggestions/help.

 

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