HardOCP heeft een artikeltje in elkaar gedraaid waarin ze uitleggen hoe je die irritante airflow-blokkerende flatcables rond krijgt:
Let’s take a 40 conductor IDE cable for example. Count five of the little “humps” and place your thumbnail between conductors 5 and 6. Place your other thumbnail in the corresponding groove underneath the ribbon and using opposing pressure, “shear” the fifth and sixth conductors from each other. After you get a good tear going it is easy to separate the conductors all the way from connector to connector. Repeat this every five conductors until you have eight five conductor ribbons. Now carefully twist and stack the mini-ribbons on top of each other until you have a square bundle and using premium electrical tape (SlipKnot Grey if you can find it,) wrap the bundle equi-distant from each connector. Wrap every two inches until the spread of conductors at the connectors make it impossible to continue. You will notice that the bundle wants to “lump” up because the middle ribbons are not being turned and twisted as much as the outside ones, a “racetrack” effect if you will.
Het komt er dus basicly op neer dat je de kabels in reepjes snijdt en die vervolgens samenplakt. Meer daarover lees je hier.