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Williams Blackout IDC Connectors

By oldschoolbob

1 year ago

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#2 1 year ago

My recomemdation is never replace a connector with IDC. Those are not good connectors and that's why they burn up all the time. Replace with the molex style. And use the trifurcon pins. They are much better.



#5 1 year ago
Quoted from barakandl:

going and redoing every IDC plug is probably overkill. Change the high current carrying and any suspect/problem connectors to crimp style.
Better use of your time is changing the round headers to square ones, but again probably overkill and takes good desoldering gear. The round original headers are usually cut nearly flush to the solder side of the board making the solder more likely to crack. Plus the round shape of the posts is not ideal.

I agree about the overkill. I always replace the high amp pins and connectors when I restore a game. The rest are replaced on an as needed basis.

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