Thanks Anders, your links gave me a starting point and I think I now have my answer. Molex is the name of the company, which I had always associated with the power connectors on PC hard drives, but they also made the receptacle on Spectrum motherboards for the same sort of cable. It's known as FFC or Flat Flexible Cable. Digikey sell 18-way, 6 inch cables, which can be bought teminated with solder tags with a 0.1" pitch instead of stiffened with polycarbonate, but I'm sure they would work. Now I know what to look for I'm sure I can find them for less than 7$ each though. Thanks again - Rob -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Anders Carlsson Sent: 09 January 2012 14:53 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Technical name for +4/C116 keyboard connector? Rob Clarke wrote: > Does anyone know the correct technical term for the keyboard connector > used on Plus/4's and C116's? Isn't it the same type of ribbon cable as found on ZX Spectrum and plenty of other systems? Not that it helps you much in terms of naming it, but you might get leads (no pun intended) on how to source new or repair existing ones. However I've read it is awfully difficult to repair the ZX ribbons. http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?t=9571 http://www.dataserve-retro.co.uk/index1.html RWAP Software calls the ZX-81 connectors Molex, but I think that is rather is a brand name? http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk/membranes.html Apologies if I'm barking up the wrong tree here. -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-01-09 16:00:03
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