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General Category => Amstrad CPC hardware => Topic started by: remax on 17:41, 10 April 16

Title: Unlocking the Keyboard connector
Post by: remax on 17:41, 10 April 16
Trying to change my mainboard, i need to remove the keyboard from the motherboard.

So there is the keyboard connector to remove, but it doesn't come easy and i don't want to make an error.

It's the same kind as this one :

(http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/thumb/8/88/SpanishSchneider464_robcfg_cpcmaniaco_keyconn.jpg/800px-SpanishSchneider464_robcfg_cpcmaniaco_keyconn.jpg)

Do i need to remove it, or is it soldered and i must do something else ?

EDIT : Dumb question : You just have to remove the wire inside the connector :doh:
Title: Re: Unlocking the Keyboard connector
Post by: dragon on 18:05, 10 April 16
Trying to change my mainboard, i need to remove the keyboard from the motherboard.

So there is the keyboard connector to remove, but it doesn't come easy and i don't want to make an error.

It's the same kind as this one :

(http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/thumb/8/88/SpanishSchneider464_robcfg_cpcmaniaco_keyconn.jpg/800px-SpanishSchneider464_robcfg_cpcmaniaco_keyconn.jpg)

Do i need to remove it, or is it soldered and i must do something else ?

EDIT : Dumb question : You just have to remove the wire inside the connector :doh:

I think no, the cable simply made contact with the connector as cartridge style, so extract it as you extract a cartridge or some other board connected to the back expansion port

You extract the two cables, not the connector,
Title: Re: Unlocking the Keyboard connector
Post by: remax on 18:21, 10 April 16
I think no, the cable simply made contact with the connector as cartridge style, so extract it as you extract a cartridge or some other board connected to the back expansion port

You extract the two cables, not the connector,

Yeah, i figured it out by myself as you can see in the edit.

It seems that the transplant went ok  :P

I have to test various things, but keyboard and FDD are OKs...