Toshiba T3200SX Question

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Sat Jan 5 00:40:25 2002

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002 wrote:

> Standard twisted pair ribbon cable terminated with a 26 way 0.1in
> pitch IDC transition connector which is soldered to the board. I will
> probably cut the cable and remove the connector (one pin at a time)
> and replace with a standard IDC plug and socket.

Why not just desolder the connector? Braid works well for some of those
plated through boards, just watch the heat or it can lift the pads.

> I can't understand why they didn't do this in the first place, there
> is enough room to fit both a plug and socket. Also, the display power
> cable has no connector fitted.

Simple, it would have cost them more. If it saved them $0.20-30 for each
computer made, it would add up quickly. They might have also had
reliability problems with a connector, since a laptop is subject to lots
of shock and vibration. It's possible the original design had such a
connector, and they eliminated it due to cost or reliability issues.

> BTW, I worked with a guy who accidentally recharged an AA sized
> Lithium battery. It left shrapnel in the wall and he is still slighty
> deaf in one ear.

Do I dare ask *how* one accidentally recharges a lithium battery?

Received on Sat Jan 05 2002 - 00:40:25 GMT

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