[Coco] COCO keyboard connectors and plastic ribbon cables?
John E. Malmberg
wb8tyw at qsl.net
Mon Jul 27 09:22:08 EDT 2020
On 7/27/2020 12:09 AM, RETRO Innovations wrote:
> On 7/26/2020 5:29 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> On 6/6/2020 6:56 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>>> Is there a reasonable source for the COCO keyboard connectors and
>>> plastic ribbon cable?
>>> I got an idea to try to replace my broken COCO 2 keyboard with a
>>> Archer "Special Purchase" Cat # 277-1025 58 position keyboard.
>> I have two of them to play with.
>>> The one part that I don't have is a ribbon cable to plug into the
>>> computer keyboard socket, and and a similar one to place on the
>>> electronics that I plan to put on the computer.
>>> Gives me a chance to learn how to program a cheap PIC controller.
>> Having trouble finding a cable and connector for the keyboard.
>> The closest cable I can find is A Digikey 0.050 Inch / 1.27 mm pitch.
It looks like one of these might fit the COCO keyboard socket if I plug
it in carefully.
I am wondering if I can cut the end off and trim back some of the
plastic. Possibly use the ribbon for more than one adapter.
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