The GE RST Extension Analog Termination Board DS200TBQDG1 features 2 terminal blocks. Each block contains 107 terminals for signal wires. The GE RST Extension Analog Termination Board DS200TBQDG1 also contains multiple test points, 2 jumpers, and 3 34-pin connectors. The board also contains 3 50-pin connectors. 50-pin ribbon cables are connected to the board and when you disconnect and connect the ribbon cables you must follow some steps to keep from damaging the ribbon cables. The ribbon cable is comprised of 50 small strands of copper wire that carry signals. The signals are transmitted to the board from other components in the drive. Some signals are transmitted from the board to other components. The strands of copper wire are easy to break away from the connector on the end of the ribbon cable. If they break the board will not receive the signals sent to it and will not be able to successfully send signals to other boards.
To handle the ribbon cable in a way that protects the copper wires from breaking off from the connector, grasp the connector only when you remove the ribbon cable from the board. Do not pull the ribbon cable out by pulling the ribbon cable. When you install the ribbon cable in the connector, hold the connector and align it with the connector on the board. Then insert it in the connector and press it down into the connector. Route the ribbon cable along the same route as used when the defective board was installed.