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broken display zif connector

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Hi,

Whilst installing my brand new 75c board I have managed to break the zif screen connector latch, I contacted Evolv who were very helpful, NOT, they gave me a link to purchase a new board. They also said it was impossible to repair. I know that is total rubbish as the zif connectors dont just magically appear on the boards. I have looked at other topics on here and searched for the part number but I am unable to find the connector in stock anywhere. Would any bottom 8 pin zif connector work as long as it has a 0.5mm pitch and the contacts on the bottom?

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All the components are placed on the board by a pick-and-place machine and are not hand soldered.... as I understand it....

I have, over the past 9 years, noticed that the Evolv folks are pretty straight shooters.  😊

 

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Unfortunately, I have to report that Evolv are talking absolute rubbish, it was an easy repair that took about 20 minutes. RS online sell the zif connectors for less than £5 for 10 and they are easy to install. 

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Definitely, I wonder how many people have thrown boards away after contacting evolv and being told there is no way to fix it.  To be honest, I was a little disappointed in their response but never mind, it's fixed now and I've got 9 spares.

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