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Daniel Barron
 
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I need to buy a small connector to replace a damaged one on my mp3 player.
I bought one from maplin but it was too large. You can see them in comparison
he http://parent.dansguardian.org/images/26way.jpg
The smaller one at the bottom is the damaged one that I need a replacement for.
It is roughly 32mm long the one that is too large is 37.5mm.

I have searched in vain for a supplier.

Does anyone know where I might get one?

Thanks.
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Daniel Barron wrote:
I need to buy a small connector to replace a damaged one on my mp3 player.
I bought one from maplin but it was too large. You can see them in comparison
he http://parent.dansguardian.org/images/26way.jpg
The smaller one at the bottom is the damaged one that I need a replacement for.
It is roughly 32mm long the one that is too large is 37.5mm.

I have searched in vain for a supplier.

Does anyone know where I might get one?


Does it have to be IDC? From measuring your picture it looks like the
connector is 2mm pitch, which would fit with a 1mm pitch ribbon cable. I
can't seem to find these in any of Rapid, Farnell or RS. My laptop (an
Acorn A4) has a 26 way, 2 inch long cable in this pitch... which is made of
individual crimped wires, so it looks like they had trouble finding these as
well (or they didn't exist 10 years ago). The usual suspects above sell
housings into which you could insert crimp terminals - so split up the
ribbon cable, crimp on terminals to each wire and insert into a housing. I
have a 3.5"-2.5" IDE adaptor that does this, so evidently they had the same
problem.

Theo

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Theo Markettos wrote in message ...
Daniel Barron wrote:
I need to buy a small connector to replace a damaged one on my mp3 player.
I bought one from maplin but it was too large. You can see them in comparison
he http://parent.dansguardian.org/images/26way.jpg
The smaller one at the bottom is the damaged one that I need a replacement for.
It is roughly 32mm long the one that is too large is 37.5mm.

I have searched in vain for a supplier.

Does anyone know where I might get one?


Does it have to be IDC? From measuring your picture it looks like the
connector is 2mm pitch, which would fit with a 1mm pitch ribbon cable. I
can't seem to find these in any of Rapid, Farnell or RS. My laptop (an
Acorn A4) has a 26 way, 2 inch long cable in this pitch... which is made of
individual crimped wires, so it looks like they had trouble finding these as
well (or they didn't exist 10 years ago). The usual suspects above sell
housings into which you could insert crimp terminals - so split up the
ribbon cable, crimp on terminals to each wire and insert into a housing. I
have a 3.5"-2.5" IDE adaptor that does this, so evidently they had the same
problem.

Theo


The existing is IDC so it would make it easier to connect, however I
am interested in the components you suggest. Which are the housings
(page or
prod id) and which are the crimps and would I need a crimping tool?

Luckily if you're A4 broke you can buy an Alpha No such luck for
me finding a seeminly simple component
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