[Repairs] Fwd: D6 Brick repairs?

John Gunkel jgunkel at gmail.com
Thu May 22 12:03:21 EDT 2008

Thank you for those pages Alan, the pinout is what I used for  my
first cable, except instead of soldering to the board, I dug around
until I found an appropriate pitch connector, then shaved it down to

It would be nice to have a manufacturer and part number for the proper
keyed connector so the resulting cable will be a bit more user
friendly for the repair centers.

As Steve said, Even a DigiKey or Mouser part number would be good.
That could go into the wiki too so that any new community based repair
centers (or curious individuals) would also have that info.

I looked at doing pogo-pins to contact the back of the connector, but
at the size they need to be for that fine a pitch, they really are too
fragile to be used in a handheld probe without support

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:51 AM, Steve Holton <sph0lt0n at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you give us a common-name description for the connector which
> plugs into the XO (J1) debug serial port?
> I've gathered it's 4 pin and I'm thinking it's 0.100 inch?
> is there a DigiKey part number?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Alan Claver <alc at psu.edu>
> Date: Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [Repairs] D6 Brick repairs?
> To: Repairs at lists.laptop.org
> On 5/22/08 10:26 AM, "John Gunkel" <jgunkel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Darn it...
>> Since there are no "readily available" adapter cables available from
>> OLPC, I will pick up the task to make some.
>> If someone at OLPC would be kind enough to provide the part number for
>> the mating connector for J1 (and maybe even CN24) then I will build
>> them, If people are interested in buying them.
>> I have dug around the wiki for a while and couldn't find anything
>> other than a reference to a "special cable" that gets plugged in.
> Have you seen this: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Serial_adapters
> It's part of a RTFM that I created on RT for bricked laptops. The full
> thread is here:
> http://en.forum.laptop.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=430&p=533274#p533274

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