Will hot glue damage the ribbon cable?

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  1. modmanwii
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    I broke the clips and everything on my ribbon cables, it still works fine when i line it all up and tape it, but when the tape sits it comes loose and then i get errors

    i wanna fix it permanently, i was thinking of taping it, once i find out it works and is lined up hot glue the tape holding it down?

    I dont know tho, i just dont wanna hot glue it and have it come lose andnot be able to get to it....

    any ideas?
     
  2. kai445

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    Hot glue should be fine. There are low-temp hot glue guns, if you're that worried.
     
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    is it possible/hard to "unhotglue" something once its done?

    im just afraid glue could get between the connection points on the ribbon and the board itself and give me errors, i dont wanna glue something down wrong and not be able to fix it.
     
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    Youd need to reheat it... like solder, but more messy.
     
  5. modmanwii
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    hmm

    anyone know what kind of connection the dvd ribbon makes?

    is it electrical, because hot glue is conductive right?
     
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    Hot-glue is typically non-conductive.