Identifying ruptured cable in DS1813+

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Identifying ruptured cable in DS1813+

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I have a Synology Server DS1813+ on which I needed to replace a hard drive with plenty of bad sectors.

When I placed the new NAS hard drive, it didn't fit correctly at the bay down side when I placed it.

The simplest solution for this was to open the adjacent bay and fix that bay accordingly.

For some reason, this didn't occur to me at that time and instead I opened the Server to try to fix the hard drive from upper side.

When I opened the server I tried to remove the cable that was lying there.

This server was bought 10 years ago; hence the cable was ruptured when I tried to pull it out. It seems that it was glued or something.

Eventually, I managed to fix the issue of the stuck bay, but now I need to fix my other problem:

1. Identify the cable that I've ruptured (images attached).
2. Where can I buy this cable (international shipping is preferable).
3. How to remove the old cable (the hard part).
4. How to place the new cable (if there is a video I would appreciate it).

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance.
Mouna.
 

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Haven't looked inside one but are you sure that the ribbon cable wasn't just inserted into a self-wiring connector (struggling to find the right words to describe what I'm trying to say)*. It looks like there are release locks on the side on the board's connector, and I can't see severed cable in there. I wouldn't think that there are individually soldered ends. So it could be release the locks, stick in the cable, and lock it in. Or not. Some more photos would be useful.

*similar to what you get with the thin ribbon connectors for phone screens and a lot in laptops.
 
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It should be repairable. Youtube is your friend.
In many specialised stores and aliexpres you can find connectors:

The trick is to try to find the right connector, you should be able to get the existing connector out of its socket on both ends.
Then the number of wires is needed ( guess something like 50), and the width of the flat cable.
these and these were common in the years as well
 
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Thanks all for your kind replies and feedback, especially fredbert and EAZ1964.
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Haven't looked inside one but are you sure that the ribbon cable wasn't just inserted into a self-wiring connector (struggling to find the right words to describe what I'm trying to say)*. It looks like there are release locks on the side on the board's connector, and I can't see severed cable in there. I wouldn't think that there are individually soldered ends. So it could be release the locks, stick in the cable, and lock it in. Or not. Some more photos would be useful.

*similar to what you get with the thin ribbon connectors for phone screens and a lot in laptops.
I understand what you are trying to say. The connector seems to be soldered ends. It seems to be part of the motherboard.
I think I need to consult a PC repair technician on this.
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It should be repairable. Youtube is your friend.
In many specialised stores and aliexpres you can find connectors:

The trick is to try to find the right connector, you should be able to get the existing connector out of its socket on both ends.
Then the number of wires is needed ( guess something like 50), and the width of the flat cable.
these and these were common in the years as well
I tried to look in YouTube, but unfortunately couldn't find any videos about a similar situation.
However, your suggested links led me to further search and I found some interesting post in reddit:
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View: https://www.reddit.com/r/synology/comments/gllcs1/help_identifying_idc_connector/
It seems to be an identical case to what I'm facing.
The connector is indeed 40 pos connector as described there.
The OP bought the connector from Digikey.com
I'm not sure if I need the connector along with the cable or not.
I'm thinking that I should consult a PC repair technician to be in the safe side.
Moreover, I'm wondering if I tried to fix the cable by myself and booted my synology server, would there be any damage might be done to the server if the cable is not fixed properly?
 
I have a Synology Server DS1813+ on which I needed to replace a hard drive with plenty of bad sectors.

When I placed the new NAS hard drive, it didn't fit correctly at the bay down side when I placed it.

The simplest solution for this was to open the adjacent bay and fix that bay accordingly.

For some reason, this didn't occur to me at that time and instead I opened the Server to try to fix the hard drive from upper side.

When I opened the server I tried to remove the cable that was lying there.

This server was bought 10 years ago; hence the cable was ruptured when I tried to pull it out. It seems that it was glued or something.

Eventually, I managed to fix the issue of the stuck bay, but now I need to fix my other problem:

1. Identify the cable that I've ruptured (images attached).
2. Where can I buy this cable (international shipping is preferable).
3. How to remove the old cable (the hard part).
4. How to place the new cable (if there is a video I would appreciate it).

I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance.
Mouna.
Ribbon cable broke. Only supposed to use the TABs to remove this.
I do have many though if still looking.
 
You can use one of these. But can't remember if you have the 2.54mm spacing on the pins, or the 1.27mm spacing.
Just measure the pin width to make sure, and one these will work.
 

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