Gimbal - FPC/FFC connector

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Looking for a replacement FPC/FFC connector to the Solo Gimbal's 22 pin ribbon cable termination. This is the interconnect between to lower gimbal assembly to the upper gimbal assembly's circuit board. Seems they are fragile as can be and implode on contact....;)

Looking through available inventory at Mouser and Digikey I've found plenty, but the solder pad layout is odd for what I found so far. It's deeper than typical offerings.

I will find a substitute if all else fails, but was reaching out in case anyone else has an answer. Even a manufacture brand would be helpful...
 
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It fits perfectly, just need to rebuild some solder pads/traces. Apply leaded solder or chip-quick if removing the old connector, or you will be replacing pads and traces like me.

Further info. Removing the adhesive from the ribbon cable to release it from the connector is quite destructive. The adhesive falls into the connector between the clamp and the connector main body. Cleaning the ribbon cable further of adhesive after removal is highly advised. Otherwise you'll get a marginal connection at best by not being able to fully seat the ribbon.

This is another gimbal rebuild due to bent yaw arm - https://3drpilots.com/threads/bent-gimbal.9256/
 

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