FFC cable for laptop motherboard - measuring pitch

Hi,

I am tying to replace a laptop internal cable that has gone bad. I know it is FFC, but unsure about the type and size since I am unsure where to measure the pitch on it.

I am including a picture of it in case someone know what I am looking for or how to measure the pitch (the cable has several different widths).

On the cable is printed:
from laptop manufacturer:
DYG60_PS_FFC
NBX0001KE10 0A

From the ribbon itself:
60V VW1 HE 80C

Thanks in Advance!

-Greg Oliver

@gregoliver

Hello Greg, welcome to the forum!

Pitch would be measured from the center of one conductor to the center of the conductor next to it. I could take my best shot at a measurement if you could put something next to it that would be a standard size, like a ruler or a coin, in the photo.

Justin Shields

Yes welcome Greg.
See the link below of how to measure a flat flex cable.


What we carry in FFC https://www.digikey.com/short/z5rb7v.

Hi Justin,

Thanks for the assist. My (cheap) caliper will not do sub millimeter, so I am close, but not exact.

In the pic (10 cents):
yellow - 3mm (very close)
green - between 2 and 3 :slight_smile:
blue I cannot measure as my (cheap again) caliper closes on it and it folds.

Thanks!

And the pic :slight_smile:

Thanks Chris,

I had read that from the forums before I posted, but with the connector and ribbon widths differing so much, I did not know what width to use to measure it. If the pic I posted gives no insight, I will buy a better caliper I guess :slight_smile:

@gregoliver

Hi Greg. Thanks for the photo! From the measurements I took, the cable appears to be a 0.5mm pitch. If you were going to go with the version described above, you would go with the green line. The cables I could find in our system with the 0.5mm pitch and 5 conductor are all straight end, rather than tabbed, so they may not latch into the connector on the board, but they can be found on the following link:
https://www.digikey.com/short/z5rbfv

Justin

Thank you very much!

From looking at my existing cable, if I am careful, the tab peels off and I can probably adhere it to the new cable to fit in the connector.

Thanks Again!

I’ll order a couple in case I mess one up :slight_smile:

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