I've noted several threads dating way back of people looking for replacement hard drive ribbon cables for their Stylistics, Points, etc. to bridge from the flaky mini connector to the standard SFFIDE conenctor of a 2.5" laptop hard drive with varying levels of success at locating the parts.
My question is, has anybody figured out precisely what the part code is that describes the Fujitsu-side coupler itself? I know the 1000/1200/2300 are all built around the same chassis, and so their parts should be mostly interchangeable, likewise the 3400/3500. I can't vouch for the interchangeability of any other series of models. I nkow the 1200 and 3400 models can't be interchanged, as I have units of each.
I tried finding a replacement Fujitsu-side coupler in a Digi-Key catalogue and found something *very* similar to the 3400 coupler in a Mictor 38-pin connector, but upon counting the pins on the Fuji, they came out at 40, not 38. Would Fujitsu have contracted a custom (i.e. absolutely 100% impossible to find on the after-market) coupler from Mictor? I can't anything that even resembles the Fujitsu-side couple for the IDE cable on the 1200.
Even if all supplies of manufactured adapters for our beloved pen PCs dries up, if we can nail down a source of Fujitsu-side couplers, the SFFIDE coulpers and ribbon cable being trivial to acquire, then armed with nothing more than a catalogue, a wiring diagram, and a soldering iron, we can manufacture our own.