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Williams Blackout IDC Connectors


By oldschoolbob

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I'm working on a Williams Blackout game. This is only my second Williams game and my first with IDC connectors. I found replacement connectors but they seem to be for 22 gauge wire.

https://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1601

Will this work on all connectors or do I need to find other sizes?

Any tips or tricks to install these?

Thanks

Bob

#6 2 years ago

Thanks for all the input. Very good information there on pinrepair.com.

Whenever I get a new game I always replace the connectors and headers just to be sure. I guess I was thinking to keep the game original with the IDC's. But now I see the crimp connectors are much better, I think I'll go that route.

I really don't have any issues with any of the old connectors and none look burnt. I think I'll take your advice and only replace the high current connectors and all the headers.

Thanks

Bob

#9 2 years ago

Thanks Andrew but I really don't like locking connectors. I always have problems getting them "unlocked". Plus the 24 pin headers can be cut to size so I only need one size. Unfortunately GPE is out of stock again.

#11 2 years ago

It took me over an hour to remove the connectors from the headers - but I did spend some time labeling them. Not an easy process. I used a screwdriver to help unlock the locks. But thinking back maybe an old credit card would work better.

My inventory is a bit different - 19x 9 pin, 4x 4 pin, 1x 6 pin, 1x 12 pin, 1x 15 pin. I inventoried them because I haven't decided yet to go locking or non-locking.

On a different matter - I plan on installing your NVRAM on this board but I noticed there are some pins sticking up (I guess they're test points) Should I cut them off to be sure they don't touch the bottom of the NVRAM board?

Thanks

Bob

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