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Just a reminder that what i'm trying to do is split the main pcb from the lcd by connecting them with a ribbon cable instead of plugging them right into each other
That does not really work since even a short cable can already bring up so much communication errors on the line that the display will not work any more. In the airplex GIGANT we also have to split the display and main controller and only use a shielded cable with about 20 cm. I have no idea which length you need but every centimeter in addition will raise the risk that it does not work anymore.
post #122 of 11109
what wire gauge should i use to make the mod on to an extension cable ?
post #123 of 11109
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what wire gauge should i use to make the mod on to an extension cable ?


I'd suggest 22 or 24.

20 or larger is bigger and heavier than you'll need, (and gets hard to get in the connectors) while 26 and smaller is rather flimsy and is prone to breakage at the connectors when you don't have the uber-expensive crimping machines.


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So i didn't bother posting about the ribbon cable i received this morning, since it's not working yet. The Plug & Socket on the cable fit perfectly on the Aquaero's headers, but the lcd isn't powering on. 

Not sure yet if this is because i went with the 1' cable, still gonna test a bit by moving one one of the connectors further down the ribbon cable

I still need to test all the connections for continuity, but considering they sent this 1' ribbon cable in a box that could ship a motherboard with insane packaging (that ended up costing 6x the price of the cable), i doubt i'm gonna find any issue's with the cable itself

I'm wondering if any one or combination of the 24pins need to modded to boost the signal. Also wondering if @Shoggy
 might be feeling generous enough to shed some light on which pins/solder points those might be.

Just a reminder that what i'm trying to do is split the main pcb from the lcd by connecting them with a ribbon cable instead of plugging them right into each other


Be sure to continuity test a corner pin at one end, to be sure which corner pin it mates to at the other end, so you are sure of getting the display to pcb alignment correct.

It's possible that one end's connector may need to be flipped to get it to align as you need it to..


D.
Edited by IT Diva - 3/18/14 at 3:38am
post #125 of 11109
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I'd suggest 22 or 24.

20 or larger is bigger and heavier than you'll need, (and gets hard to get in the connectors) while 26 and smaller is rather flimsy and is prone to breakage at the connectors when you don't have the uber-expensive crimping machines.


Darlene

Aight.. I own a mulitmeter now tongue.gif

now i gotta figure out where i can get the male and female rpm connectors
post #126 of 11109
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I'd suggest 22 or 24.

20 or larger is bigger and heavier than you'll need, (and gets hard to get in the connectors) while 26 and smaller is rather flimsy and is prone to breakage at the connectors when you don't have the uber-expensive crimping machines.


Darlene

Aight.. I own a mulitmeter now tongue.gif

now i gotta figure out where i can get the male and female rpm connectors


Where are you located, pretty likely someone here knows a source available to you.


D.
post #127 of 11109
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Where are you located, pretty likely someone here knows a source available to you.


D.

Im from Denmark..pretty sure there aren't any others smile.gif

Well any PC supplier of course have these as cable extensions. But I just want the connectors themselves.
I do have an electronic accessories shop close to me.. ill head over there after school
post #128 of 11109
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Im from Denmark..pretty sure there aren't any others smile.gif

Well any PC supplier of course have these as cable extensions. But I just want the connectors themselves.
I do have an electronic accessories shop close to me.. ill head over there after school

There are loads of Danish PC modders. You must look further than your nose tongue.gif

I think the cheapest place to get those male fan pins in Europe is http://www.modding.bit-tech.pl/sklep/en/pins/385-fan-terminal-male-.html it's about half a Danish Krone each. But to crimp them you need a tool, that at the cheapest is 300 Krone. Or a very small needle nosed pliers and good eyes smile.gif
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New Aquaero 6 PRO owner here. I removed the screen so that I can mount it internally similar to the old Aquaero 5 LT. Has anyone tried this before and have any insight? Waiting on parts to come in before I can fill the loop and actually boot the system but I am excited to start playing around with the software!

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That does not really work since even a short cable can already bring up so much communication errors on the line that the display will not work any more. In the airplex GIGANT we also have to split the display and main controller and only use a shielded cable with about 20 cm. I have no idea which length you need but every centimeter in addition will raise the risk that it does not work anymore.
 

 

Damn, wish i thought of a shielded cable. Figured the screen was low-res enough that it wouldn't be a big issue

I just grabbed the 1' cable because they only offered it in 3", 6", & 1'. It's not hard to move the connector further down. I really don't plan on extending the screen very far. I just want the screen on the front of the drive cage with the pcb on the side of it because i have a 360 running along the bottom of the bay. So even if i can get 10-15cm out of it, i should be good.

 

 

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Be sure to continuity test a corner pin at one end, to be sure which corner pin it mates to at the other end, so you are sure of getting the display to pcb alignment correct.

It's possible that one end's connector may need to be flipped to get it to align as you need it to..


D.

 

Yeah i'm gonna test it today. I didn't wanna just flip the cable to what looked the wrong way, and risk shorting it out. I'm gonna test for continuity and then try shortening the cable

 

Thanx both of you for the help :cheers: 

 

Edit: So, my MM's prongs aren't thin enough to fit in the female sockets of the ribbon assembly. So i had to plug the pcb into the female end and test from the solder points to the male pins of the ribbon cable. 


Strangely enough, the top right solder pad goes to the bottom right pin. And the bottom right solder pad goes to the top right pin

 

Now if i was plugging it in the wrong way, it would be top-right to bottom-left  correct? Now i'm confused :thinking: 

 

Edit x2: Lol, i pulled the female connector off to flip it around. Those suckers were really in there :p

 

 


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