7" touch screen ribbon cable advice


#1

Hi there,

Recently received a smart looking touchscreen and I’m following the instructions, however the large ribbon cable seems very tricky to fit in. Am I doing something wrong?

  • It seems like it doesn’t want to fit in the back connector, I don’t want to break the ribbon cable and I trying to be careful with it.
  • Does something need to be unclipped? I don’t see anything.
  • It really doesn’t want to go in the correct slot, surely it can’t need that much pressure/fiddling?

Any advice appreciated!

Pete


#2

Is this the black connector on the Pi, or the display board? At both ends there should be a small plastic clip which you need to pull out. The cable then slides into place- but doesn’t go as far in as you might think- and then is held into place with the clip that you need to push firmly back into place.


#3

This is black connector on the display board, the screen has a brown control cable about an inch in width that needs to be connected. I will check the un-clipping nature of the connector.
I thought it must have a clip and glad I didn’t force it further.
Thanks for the reply, will let you know if it works.


#4

Yeah thanks gadgetoid, not come across this type of connector before, all done. It moves forward, allowing the brown cable to go in.
Job done!