may be a problem.
The ribbon cable is very delicate and may present major problems when you try to connect the "very thin" wires to the existing cable.
What may be a better, or just different, idea would be to see if you can find a ribbon cable that has the right connectors on it already.
One end for the optical drive and the other being the reverse of the optical drive connectors so that it plugs into the drive end of the original.
Probably a long shot finding one of those.
This may sound like a crazy question, but does anyone see a problem with cutting the ribbon cable in half, and using regular (but very thin) wires to connect the two halves, creating a longer cable?
No, it's not going back into the iBook, that's over with. The iBook's insides are going into a Mac SE case (it's for a mod).
The most stable location for the logic board is the SE's original logic board frame at the base, but the DVD ribbon isn't long enough to get it sitting comfortably atop a USB floppy at the floppy/vent grille location. So I need to either extend the ribbon, or get a longer one, if such a thing is to be found, and from what I've seen even the tiny little ribbon is a bit pricey. Well, $35 - hardly break-the-bank pricey, but still... besides, I don't see anything with the length I need.
So, anyone see a problem? Weakened signal, noise, that kind of thing? Seems improbable, but before I pick a plan I'd like to know where my options stand.
Oh, also - anyone happen to know where the backlight fuse is on the logic board of a 12" G4 iBook?