and im a mechanical engineering technician, i know how small that is... but wait other people can read and learn that!
also dont forget they do have USB to serial port cables about 40$ at futureshop. ALSO its is cheaper and easier to just add a serial port to your pc. they run about 10$ at any computer supply shop, it goes in the backplate and connects to your motherboard.
Most mother boards that dont have serial on it will have a pinout to add it!
does it need to be non soldered?
as for non solder i think a small piece of circuit board material with all the copper you dont want etched or milled away is the best way to manufacture it. you will either need to laser cut the mask and etch it or i can mill it and solder maybe magnet wire to it, or maybe a small ribbon cable if you know of a source for that.
just noticed your sig, are you a vet? would be happy to help out a fellow vet, pm me if you want me to take a shot at making a connector.
I would like to try non-solder because that would mean cleaner work. Once you add solder to the project, Samsung and/or AT&T service center can tell that someone has done unprofessional work. I'm trying to keep it as stock as possible..... I'm thinking it may be possible to somehow make a jig setup with a few standardized components for others to reproduce.... Like say.... 'use "this" connector and glue a 1/4watt resistor to the corner then strap a rubber band over the top.. Now your connection is positioned properly.'
Basically, we need something that will strap, or sit on the unit without altering it and be fully reproducable by anyone with a bit of technical knowledge.
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