tchavei

busted screen. need replacement with longer ribbon cable

Recommended Posts

Hi guys

I can't have two working dna mods. It's just not possible. When I fix one, I manage to bust the other for whatever reason. I'm cursed :(

So yesterday I got my fixed dna 40 back (Thank you so much Brandon & John) and I spent half the night soldering everything together to rebuild my "matchbox". I used a polymer glue to fix the screen and it worked fantastic. After finishing that nightmare, I thought "Hey, this holds the screen so well, I should do my DNA 200!"

Yeah... I should have known not to work on a perfectly good mod... I have a 3d printed beta box and as you probably know, you can't lift the board over 30 degrees or you risk the screen coming off the onboard connector. I was very careful and glued the screen in place (what a challenge). After curing, I closed the mod but I made a mistake and swapped the plus and minus buttons... arg. Opened the mod again, swapped the buttons and noticed the ribbon cable was being pinched between the fire button... I carefully tried to bend the ribbon cable the other way when suddenly... click and the screen became detached... I could have screamed but it was 4 am... I tried for an hour to wiggle the connector back in place but at 30 degrees angle and the screen glued it, it was impossible.

I ended ripping the screen out when I noticed the ribbon cable had a sharp bend in it. moving it around i could make it light up but it's shot. :(

Now i'm going on a trip with a screenless mod but hey, at least it's still working... sort of...

I want to order another screen but with that ribbon cable I'm pretty sure I'll run into trouble again.

I heard that Evolv had screens with longer cables? Is this true? Can I order a couple of those? How long are they? I just need one long enough to allow to have the board at 90 degrees without disconnecting.


Thank you very much

Kind Regards
Tony

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tell me about it... :( Why did I have to open it again? Just should have stayed put. Anybody knows if Evolv does indeed sell screens with longer cables?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now