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Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 in techniques by Ian

Fragile connectors on the SparkFun Nokia knock-off LCD are a headache. They’re not rated for multiple insertions, but we can usually move them very carefully on a final prototype.

A mating connector we soldered must have warped from the heat. It ate two LCDs right away.

On the right is the ‘good’ from a few years ago that used to go for $20, with the green PCB. The gold one on the left is among the more recent models that goes for $15, it had some caveats.

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