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First post, by HandOfFate

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I'm stuck on this cable (see attachment) while taking apart a Compaq Armada 1750. It looks like a ZIF cable but it doesn't have a clamp that you have to open first.

The service manual says to just pull it and I have, with quite some force on the white part, but it doesn't seem to move at all. Is there a trick to it?

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Am486 DX4 120MHz, no L2, 16MB, Tseng ET4000/W32 1MB VLB, ESS ES1869 /// 5x86 133MHz, 256kb L2, 64MB, S3 Virge/DX 4MB PCI, SB16 + Yucatan FX /// Pentium III 1GHz, 512MB, Asus V7700 64MB AGP, SB Live!

Reply 1 of 8, by cyclone3d

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That type of cable is usually pretty tight. I usually wiggle them out slowly. And of course undo the tape if you haven't already.

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Reply 4 of 8, by HandOfFate

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It's confusing. I don't think there is a clamp but the service manual suggests there is.

I've taken some photos with a phone instead of a potato and I don't see any edges. I also tried to poke around with some tweezers but nothing seemed to move. Still didn't get the cable out but I guess I'll just keep trying by wiggling it.

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Am486 DX4 120MHz, no L2, 16MB, Tseng ET4000/W32 1MB VLB, ESS ES1869 /// 5x86 133MHz, 256kb L2, 64MB, S3 Virge/DX 4MB PCI, SB16 + Yucatan FX /// Pentium III 1GHz, 512MB, Asus V7700 64MB AGP, SB Live!

Reply 5 of 8, by cyclone3d

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I wonder if there really is a lock and the tabs are just broken off

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Yamaha XG resource repository - updated November 27, 2018
Yamaha YMF7x4 Guide
AW744L II - YMF744 - AOpen Cobra Sound Card - Install SB-Link Header
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Reply 6 of 8, by HandOfFate

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Hmm, now that you mention it, the surface does seem a bit rough on the sides.

Except for the missing hard drive (and the bent pins...) I didn't see any hint that it was opened before. But I'll see if the 'pillar' in the middle can move because that could have been part of the clamp I guess.

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Reply 7 of 8, by imi

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speaking of rough, those pins don't look particularily shiny, maybe there's some corrosion preventing it from slipping out easily... did you try some contact cleaner as "lube" maybe?

Reply 8 of 8, by HandOfFate

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I got it out. I couldn't find any moving parts so I just tugged on it on several occasions and it suddenly moved. There was no indication that it was getting loose, it just popped out. I will put some contact spray into the connector before I assemble it again.

Thanks for all the replies 😀

Am486 DX4 120MHz, no L2, 16MB, Tseng ET4000/W32 1MB VLB, ESS ES1869 /// 5x86 133MHz, 256kb L2, 64MB, S3 Virge/DX 4MB PCI, SB16 + Yucatan FX /// Pentium III 1GHz, 512MB, Asus V7700 64MB AGP, SB Live!