Service manual for the JTAGICE mkII?

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My JTAGICE mkII has seen years of use, and it starts to show.

1) It hasn't measured the target voltage correctly for some time, but otherwise it works, for now, until:

2) The flat cable will break for good any day now. I'd like to replace it with a more durable flat cable.

I think the 1) might mean a chip has blown a pin and therefore it is not easy to repair. That is fine, my multimeters still work. :-) However, the 2) should be doable. Some instructions for the job would be very helpful, like pin1 of the header goes to here, pin 2 there etc. Does that exist?

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Are you aware that there is a spare part available: http://store.atmel.com/PartDetai... ?

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

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I wasn't, but $39 + shipping would get me the same fragile cable, while 15 minutes of soldering and about $2 worth of parts (that I already have) would solve the problem for good. I think I'll do that anyway, but I'd rather read some documentation than trace tracks on a circuit board (which, if I'm unlucky, is a multilayer board with tracks buried into inside layers).

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Doh. I thought I could gather some data and buy parts, and do the repair when the project is done. Nope, when you see that the cable starts to be worn out, you have about three plug-ins left. No way I can get the part locally and I need to continue the project!

It is possible to cut the cable with scissors, scrape the insulation off it and re-mount it to the probe...