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What is a ribbon cable on a computer?

The ribbon cable is a thin cable made up of many short distance cables laid side by side. Each type is set aside, forming a wide flat cable that resembles a piece of ribbon, hence its name. This type of cable is widely used in electronic systems that require multiple data buses to connect internal peripherals, such as disk drives to their drive controls.

What is a ribbon cable on a computer?

Ribbon cables are usually detected on internal peripherals on a computer system i.e hard drives, CD drives, and floppy drives. In some older computer programs such as the BBC Micro and Apple II series they were used for external communication as well. The ribbon like shape interferes with the cooling of the computer by interfering with the flow of air inside the case and making the wires difficult to hold, especially if there are many in response the circular wires have almost completely replaced the ribbon wires to connect them externally and are increasingly being used internally as well.

How are the ribbons connected?

Connecting the ribbon cable is simply a matter of connecting cracks and ridges, and then pressing the cable down to the connector socket.

How does the ribbon thread work?

The ribbon cable is a flat, thin cable made up of many short distance cables laid side by side. ... This type of cable is widely used in electronic systems that require multiple data buses to connect internal peripherals, such as disk drives to their drive controls in sequence. You may opt for fairly pricey ribbon cables from the following renowned brands: Brother, Epson, Panasonic, Kyocera.

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