(Topic ID: 213797)

Can you buy replacement connectors that run between boards?


By grantopia

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Working on getting a Taxi back together and I'm missing some of the sets of connectors that run between boards (not the ribbon cables). An example from my Earthshaker is in the picture - it's the set of connectors and white wiring that runs from J10 on the MPU to the interconect board. I have connectors and wire to make them if needed but I was hoping there would be reproductions for a few bucks that maintain the original wiring colors, length, etc. (and just save me the time) Also missing one that runs from the sound board to the MPU and maybe another one here or there.

Does this make sense lol?

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#2 1 year ago

So, you're missing parts of the harness?

I don't believe anyone makes custom harnesses for pinball machines, at least not that specific. You may get lucky and find something on ebay or ask around.

IMO, I would just buy some wire (attempt to color match original wiring) and make my own.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from grantopia:

Working on getting a Taxi back together and I'm missing some of the sets of connectors that run between boards (not the ribbon cables). An example from my Earthshaker is in the picture - it's the set of connectors and white wiring that runs from J10 on the MPU to the interconect board. I have connectors and wire to make them if needed but I was hoping there would be reproductions for a few bucks that maintain the original wiring colors, length, etc. (and just save me the time) Also missing one that runs from the sound board to the MPU and maybe another one here or there.
Does this make sense lol?

Best bet is custom, doesn't look too difficult I would use the earthshaker as a template if they are the same. You can find the wiring at Bay Area I think they have almost every color. The connectors I would use Great Plains electronics if you want to use the crimp style connectors or marco if you want to use the IDC connectors

#4 1 year ago
Quoted from comment23:

So, you're missing parts of the harness?
I don't believe anyone makes custom harnesses for pinball machines, at least not that specific. You may get lucky and find something on ebay or ask around.
IMO, I would just buy some wire (attempt to color match original wiring) and make my own.

Yeah basically. The ones I have in Earthshaker aren't really tied into the main harness, it's just the connector, wire, and another connector that runs between some of the boards. I'll likely just end up pinning my own.

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