4 pin adapter for digitizer ribbon broke

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by joparnico, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. joparnico
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    Hey everyone,

    So my digitizer broke on my Wii U, so I ordered a replacement on Amazon. It came in today so I took my game pad apart and put the new digitizer on. When I put everything back together, I notice that one of the copper prongs of the 4 pin connector that holds the ribbon for the digitizer is missing. So even though I noticed that, I still attached the ribbon, and then closed the gray clip, then the gray clip just falls off. I was hoping that it still might work even though one of the pins appears to be gone, but now I can't even get the thing to clasp. So even though it might of worked, now it won't because there isn't enough pressure on the ribbon to make a connection.

    Do any of you guys have a suggestion?
    I have very minimal experience with soldering, and I would rather not send it into Nintendo. I think they charge 100 for game pad repairs plus shipping. Kinda crazy.

    Thanks for the help, if you need to see a picture, just let me know!
    Thanks!
    -Josh
     
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    Normaly when this used to happen on my PSP motherboards I would use electrical tape and a small piece of sponge to apply pressure but not so much where it would raise the housing.
     
  3. joparnico
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    joparnico Newbie

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    do you think that one copper pin will matter? I mean, I could always try soldering a small piece of copper wire to it. Unless it really doesn't matter.