Hi all, going through my spares I have found this head in a machine that I swear had been pulled out of a landfill site. The ribbon has completely torn at the end where it connects to the read/write board.
As you can see it is a relatively clean break and there are contact pads(?) on the ribbon that are about double the width of the traces. Has anyone been in this situation previously and tried plugging a cable, damaged like this, into connector 1800 on the R/W board and had any success. I’m thinking that the pads look a little too wide and will short with adjacent pins?
When I have a little more time I will test with a multimeter but thought I would ask here first.
Thanks in advance.