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Thread: Craig Radio Display Ribbon Cable - Re-manufactured

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    Craig Radio Display Ribbon Cable - Re-manufactured

    This, this what makes the Craig radio display work...

    I was sitting in my shed, soldering wires to the LED display, when I slipped with my soldering iron and burnt my hand.

    When the pain had subsided I had a vision in my head, a vision of this:

    The Craig Radio LED Display Ribbon Cable

    It's taken nearly fifteen years and almost my entire family fortune to realise the vision of that.......oh wait.

    Here it is folks. It really has taken fifteen years to get this done - time flies

    I wanted one of these for my own Craig radio, but I've had to have a run made to make it even close to viable.

    They are almost identical to the originals (right down to the part number!) apart from one key difference, they are slightly longer.

    The reason for that is so that the cable can be routed in front of the display hinge pin instead of behind it. That increases the bending radius of the cable so it is less prone to folding and should last much, much longer.

    The cable is soldered onto the back of the display, so that means you will need to have good soldering skills, if you overheat the contacts on the cable, they will de-laminate and the cable will be damaged.

    I'm offering up these for sale for anyone who wants to replace the cable on their display so they can once again have a fully illuminated display (assuming all the LEDs work) and not be fearful of using the cassette door.

    Price is 30 GBP each including shipping to anywhere in the world.

    If you want one, PM me and I'll give you my email address. You might not hear back from me instantly, bear in mid time zones and I don't sit in front of my computer all day
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    PMd. Its nice to have a spare. Great work. I laughed at the BTTF reference.
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    Please add a location for the item(s).
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    I'll take one!

    PM inbound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Please add a location for the item(s).
    RE: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?56...-section-Rules
    Apologies. I'm in the UK and, by extension, so are the cables.

    I'll send them out as a letter so anyone outside the EU won't have any customs duty to pay.

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    Great work on reproducing this part, beautiful job.

    I'm kinda surprised it's taken so long for someone in the community to remake these. Thanks for stepping up and taking the time to do it!
    Mark Dehlinger

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    Please take my money!

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    I got my ribbon in the mail yesterday. It is a quality piece. It was even placed in an anti-static electronics bag in the package.

    Thanks again for re-manufacturing this part. Nice job.
    Dana

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    My display is partially out, interested to see if this will fix it.

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by nirvanaman View Post
    My display is partially out, interested to see if this will fix it.
    The only way to be sure is to pop the cover off the radio and examine the ribbon cable, it is most likely that which is partially fractured, but I am aware of some displays where the odd LED itself has failed.

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