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Offline kolleykibber

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DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« on: 04:17, 23 February 21 »

So I've mashed the connectors on my DDI-1. I now need a screwdriver to remove the connector from the FD-1 socket, or else i need to reattach the ribbon every time.

Any ideas where to get an DDi-1  IDC female connector? The amstrad one appears to be unique in the choice of two protrusions and their placement. Whereas the current standard seems to have a large central protrusion and two notches.


Should I use a standard one and take a knife to it?

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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #1 on: 11:31, 23 February 21 »
Is it the connector on the cable or the connector in the FD-1 that needs to be replaced?

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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #2 on: 14:16, 23 February 21 »
Hi Bryce,


It's the A drive female connector on the cable. Fell to pieces as I tried to remove it.


While I have your attention. It looks like I can plug a gotek directly into the B socket as it doesn't carry the 5v lines. Is this true? Or will I blow it up?


Thanks

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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #3 on: 15:28, 23 February 21 »
You should be able to use the Gotek in the other connector. As for the broken one, the notches etc are irrelevant, buy a standard connector.

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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #4 on: 23:35, 23 February 21 »
Thanks Bryce. I employed the epoxy whilst I await parts.


Here's a pic of a pair of previously very dirty ddi-1's enjoying some IPA in the late winter sunshine.
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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #5 on: 09:21, 24 February 21 »
Sunshine?? I thought you were in the UK? :D

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Re: DDI-1 / FD-1 IDC Connector notches.
« Reply #6 on: 15:15, 24 February 21 »
It was a freak day.  ;)