My brother is a Craigslist hawk and e-mailed me a plasma screen monitor in need of some love. As it turned out, the screen had been at a repair place that went out of business and this guy picked it up from a friend of his who worked there. The flat flex cable that ran from the front panel to the remote IR pickup was destroyed at some point when it was apart and he didn’t know how to fix it – so he wanted $100 and his garage space back.
Turns out the cable is a 1mm pitch 12 position flat flex cable, something that Digikey sells for $4.18. There is of course a new cable in the mail and I should have it fixed by this next weekend 🙂