How to get tiny wires into tiny holes on DGX-500 contact board connector


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STILL trying to fix my DGX-500...

Anyway, I bought a new contact board. The problem is that the boards attach to each other with these cloth bands with a bunch of tiny wires running through them.

The end of one band has a row of short, tiny wires sticking out, and the other band has a plastic thing with a row of tiny holes.

Whenever I try to connect them a couple of the wires miss the holes, and then the connected notes don't play.

Is there some kind of special tool or trick that will make this easier?
 
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It would help if you posted a few detailed pictures of what you are working with.

Otherwise if we are talking about your typical plastic ribbon cable there is usually a connector attached to the cable and a mating connector attached to the board.

You may have to attach these yourself to make your DIY repair work.

Or it may be a flat flex cable which is surface mount soldered to the board. These kind of repairs require a video microscope and specialized tools.








 

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