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Howto : Replace your damaged RC ribbon cable

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Brind, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Brind

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    Hi,

    I read a lot of threads here about the P3 flat "con board / main board" ribbon cable.
    It's a very sensible cable that you can damage when your open or the RC or manipulate it with a pliers.

    I damaged mine when I installed the DBS mod (topic here : iPad not recognized after DBS itelite mod)

    As this piece is not sold by BJI, I wanted to share here how to replace the ribbon.

    Step 1 : Find a new ribbon

    Good news, the DJI ribbon has a strange shape, but it's a regular 1-1 ribbon cable !
    - Pitch : 0.5mm
    - 32 circuits
    - 6cm long
    - same side connectors

    I easily find ribbons with the same pitch but 32 circuits seems not to be standard...
    I order a 40 circuits cable here : 15166-0435 | Câble en nappe, 40 voies, pas de 0,5mm, 0.152m | Molex
    (French eletronics online retailer as I live in Paris, France)

    Cables are sold by pack of 5. (trust me 5 cable is ok, see step 2!)

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    Step 2 : Cut extra cirtuits
    This is the very tricky part. Take your time ! I succeded in after two trials.
    I trimmed it using a cutter with a fresh blade.

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    Step 3 : Replace the damaged ribbon
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    It works perfectly now :)

    I hope this helps !

    Brind
     
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  2. Noel7575

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    Hey I just damaged my ribbon.so did it work and is it still working.and if it works do it givery u any problems?
     
  3. rpag

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    For anyone interested, I just received ribbon cables (32 pins) that perfectly fit the remote. I broke off mine while installing a DBS Mod. Will be happy to sell one and send it.

    Send me a DM.
     

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  4. msinger

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    Where did you buy those?
     
  5. Ivnvlp

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    And what about the connector? I'm afraid I damaged it while was opening my rc. It doesn't hold the flat anymore. It doesn't seem a common one. Where can I find it?
     
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