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Technical problem
« on: August 16, 2014, 03:56:21 PM »
Hello, I have a DK problem/ question.  I was fiddling around with my DK control panel recently and I snapped a pin off of my edge connecter (connecting the control panel wiring harness).  Any thoughts on how to fix this?  Mario will not move left anymore because that wire isn't connected.  Figured if ask you fine people first (can't seem to find an answer anywhere else).  ~Craigers
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 04:10:17 PM »
I wish I had an answer for your there bud. l'm not God. l don't have all the answers. And so l have to be careful how l share my opinions.  <Billy>

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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 04:13:23 PM »
That's not good.  So, I need to consult a higher power?
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 04:14:30 PM »
I actually dislike asking tech questions on the forum but I'm perplexed and I need my DK fix.
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 04:14:52 PM »
I had that happen a long time ago, and I snipped a small piece of wire and placed it where the pin would be and snapped the connector together. Been working fine since.
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 04:17:08 PM »
What type of wire?
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 04:18:28 PM »
I've now learned to stay away from my machine after a few glasses of scotch.
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 04:22:05 PM »
What type of wire?

Just plain wire you may have in a toolbox, I imagine. I think a snippet of a paperclip would work too, but I dunno. I guess I should warn that I'm not a technician  <Allen>. What I did may be a very stupid thing to do :).
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 06:41:01 PM »
Hello, I have a DK problem/ question.  I was fiddling around with my DK control panel recently and I snapped a pin off of my edge connecter (connecting the control panel wiring harness).  Any thoughts on how to fix this?  Mario will not move left anymore because that wire isn't connected.  Figured if ask you fine people first (can't seem to find an answer anywhere else).  ~Craigers

Can you take a picture of the affected area? Repinning things is usually not difficult, but it would be good to see the damage first.
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 05:30:05 AM »
Yeah, I'll post a picture as soon as I can!
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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 08:47:40 AM »
Where exactly is the problem pin at? I am guessing its at the connector between the control panel harness and the harness that connects into the main board. If this is the location of the pin, the easiest solution is to clip that wire from both sides of the harnes, strip the ends and crimp these connectors on to make the connection:

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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 10:54:04 AM »
There are several solutions depending on how you broke it, post a pic and we'll get you fixed up in no time.

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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
I had this happen too recently. The only thing you can do to fix it properly is buy a 9 circuit molex housing (.093 diameter) and rebuild the entire bundle from the control panel to the PCB.

Rolling your own Molex cables is not tough at all. Watch a couple youtube videos.

Buy a crimper - $12
Buy the Molex housing - $3
Spend 15 minutes watching videos
Spend 30 minutes rebuilding the wire bundle

Good as new!

Here is the video that taught me how to do it. I never regret watching it and learning how to do this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4xdpWOKBr0

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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2014, 03:13:55 PM »

Sorry, it's been a crazy past few weeks.  Here is a pic of the problem.  The gold wire had the make pin break off.

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Re: Technical problem
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2014, 03:16:24 PM »
Male pin break off
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