I have a very short 24pin 0.5mm pitch FFC cable which I hope to extend using a FFC Jumper cable.
I did a search on best ways to do this:
1. MANUALLY SOLDER (Difficult)
http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=43394) --> I really hope to avoid this as I have REALLY bad soldering experience.
2. Buy a Extension circuit board (hard to find in 24pin) http://www.ebay.com/itm/40Pin-to-40Pin-ZIF-0-5mm-connector-adapter-with-extension-flat-cable-FFC-extend-/360622317055 --> I know the above is 40pin. But would it not be possible to just slot in a 24pin (so i don't really use the remaining pins), as long as the "pitch" is correct? This would be great since 24pin version is unavailable.
3. Use a normal FPC adaptor to compress two FFC ends together?? http://kyorune.com/modding/article.php?id=63 --> This seems like the simplest and easiest way... But is it really THAT simple? Buy a 24pin adaptor, and stuff two FFC ends inside and clamp it down?
Appreciate any comments / help.