this has been on my list of product ideas for a while.
the connector is STV specific but you might be be able to find an edge connector with the right number of pins and pin-pitch and manually key it. (IIRC it's similar pitch to PCI cards, but keyed differently and a different number of pins) Then you'd need to design a short PCB to solder the connector to and have it plug into the main board. I doubt you'd find a ready made flexible connector or even a right angle adapter for something like this.
I'm not exactly new here (been lurking for a while) but real life has gotten on the way for the last year or so and I never managed to properly engage with the community.
I'd like to gauge interest on this as I actually have access to stock of the proper connector needed for the ST-V. I repaired a board which needed the socket replaced and it now works fine, so there's that.
- Would you like the cartridge to rotate forward (over the board) or backward?
- If you'd prefer for it to be over the board would you need for the cartridge to be facing up (i.e., with the sticker visible) or down? Making it face up means the riser will be, erm, taller. Routing is harder an so on...