I recently bought a PC Engine CD unit (along with a Core unit and an interface) that doesn't work. I wasn't ripped off exactly; the guy who sold it to me told me it didn't work. When you boot up with a system card (I have a System Card 2.0) and press the run button, it just loads forever. The led on the right side of the CD unit says "PC", but the CD isn't spinning. It just hangs there indefinitely.
I opened up the CD unit, and found immediately what the problem probably is. There is wire leading to the laser that appears to be crushed and bent. Probably a couple of the leads have been broken. If I'm not mistaken, this is probably the main data lead for the CD drive. It has 12 pins, judging from the soldering on the other side of the board, and they're about .5mm apart. Here is a picture:
So, I believe if I can replace this wire, the unit will probably work. However, I don't know where to get another wire like this. Do any of you know where I might find one? Could I find one in a portable CD player, for instance? Any help would be greatly appreciated.