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Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:15 pm
by Macflame
Is it possible to buy a replacement ribbon cable connector PCB for the Mini? It is the PCB where the main ribbon cable connects and the hotend/thermistor/fan etc. take their power and signals from. I have emailed Tiertime but only got an automated reply, a couple of days ago, in response.

Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:05 pm
by brainzilla
You mean the colored 16-pin IDC cable?
Those are pretty off-the-shelf.
Just make 100% sure you place the headers the EXAKT same way the originals are (take not of pin 1).

The hotbed-cable is a FPC, but also obtainable.

Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:18 pm
by Macflame
Thanks brainzilla but I meant the printed circuit board that the ribbon cable plugs into. The board has outlets for the extruder, hotend, fan and thermistor. I am trying to salvage an Up! Mini that does not have an extruder head unit with it. It wouldn't be worth buying a replacemnt extruder head when I could build a complete Prusa i3 for a similar price.

Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:03 am
by cybertim
The PCB is really simple, it just divides the rainbow ribbon cable into a bunch of connectors.
Of which only a few connectors are in use (one fan, one led strip, the steppermotor and the thermo/heat resistor combo).

I currently have my extruder disassembled because of some clogging, so I can make some clear pictures of the PCB before assembling and post them next weekend.

Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:17 pm
by Macflame
Many thanks for your kind offer.

Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:06 pm
by cybertim
Here are the pictures:
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Re: Ribbon Cable Connetor PCB Mini.

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:10 pm
by Macflame
Many thanks for sharing!