Help! How to replace the ribbon cable?

stevetriple
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Help! How to replace the ribbon cable?

Postby stevetriple » Fri May 01, 2020 11:29 am

Hi everyone, I’ve broken the ribbon cable and bought a new one, but can’t find a guide on how to replace it, anyone could help me?
The cable is the one in photo.
Thanks
Steve

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Re: Help! How to replace the ribbon cable?

Postby Jetguy » Fri May 01, 2020 11:57 am

The Pro2 instructions are the nearest thing. Just know that the printer frame is the same, the locations are the same, the only difference is the cable connectors would be different and the cable wire is round VS flat, but as far as what and where, this is all valid https://support.raise3d.com/Pro2-Series ... 4-351.html
Also, you don't have an exhaust fan, so you can ignore that step, but again, pictures, guides, what to unscrew, where the wire path is, identical.

Hopefully, you either have already installed or will install during this repair, the thermal protector right?
https://support.raise3d.com/N2-N2-Plus/ ... 3-507.html

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Re: Help! How to replace the ribbon cable?

Postby Jetguy » Fri May 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Also, a previous discussion on using a better flex rated cable and something that never came out in any discussion, the pros and cons of putting a connector after the flexing section in a place easier to access for cable changes. In other words, the part that fails is the part that flexes, in the cable chain. The rest of the cable, zip tied and passed through the rest of the frame is unlikely to fail, and because the cable is one piece, changing the flexed and worn out section is a LOT of work. The con to that is, any extra connectors in wire are another failure point.
Just things to think about long term.

That topic about using Cicoil Flex rated wiring. Be sure to read all of the posts, it's a good informative read.
https://forum.raise3d.com/viewtopic.php ... oil#p30874

What I'm getting at is, it's really a 2 fold thing.
Yes, you can and it is better to use a better flex rated cable- if you can make it affordable and find the right combo of cable and connectors that work as a system.
However, no matter what wire is used, bad cable routing and sharp bends can make ANY cable fail and fail a lot faster.


Again, imagine if there was a connector down just below the mounting end of the cable chain at the back of the printer, and all you did was open up the cable chain, remove the old cable, lay in the new cable, and then at the back of the printer, plug in the short replacement cable rather than following all the way down, cutting and replacing cable ties flipping the machine on it's side on early N series just to access the whole cable wrapped in the base of the machine?


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