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My Graphtec FC2100-60A died this week, after 25+ years

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by fredges, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. fredges

    fredges Fred

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    So, my beloved Graphtec, that I've worked with over 20 years finally crapped out. The ribbon cable started acting up, and I had to jiggle it on the board connector to wake it up. Now it runs RAM check, but stops there. I think it's time to let her go. I'm devastated. This thing was my daily partner for 10 years at my work, and I bought her when they were upgrading and have been with her almost all her life. :(

    If anyone needs parts or wants a shot at fixing it, hit me up, I'm near Seattle.

    RIP old dear friend. :( ...
     
  2. player

    player Major Contributor

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    New cable or solder cable directly to contacts. Good for another 10 years.
     
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  3. fredges

    fredges Fred

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    Where can I find a cable? Hard to get parts for this old girl...
     
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    player Major Contributor

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    Get the specs and find one that will work. Get an accurate length measurement. Count the strands that make up the cable. Use magnification to get any markings off the cable. Depending on the ends, use a meter to determine the path of the pins. If it's a flat ribbon then it should be straight through.

    Get online and find one that will work. Can you post pictures of the ends and the terminals?

    Do you know if is a bad cable or a bad connector?
     
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