After a private message from Dan
, I thought that it would be useful to bring this subject to the forums, and see if we can get any more info on the matter.
The silver MacNTouches, depending on which size PowerBook it was destined for, came with an internal flat/flex/ribbon USB extension cable that was used to get a clean/neat install in the 15" and 17" aluminum PowerBooks. I know I have a silver MacNTouch (that's installed in a 12" iBook) that didn't come with the extension.
I'm hoping to find some more info, or a source to get a similar type of USB extension cable. So far, I have been rather unsuccessful in googling for a source.
The cable seems to have a few different possible names to describe it. They ones I've discovered are: "flat ribbon", "flex ribbon", "flex circuit", "flexible conductor", or "flat conductor". An example of what this cable looks like can be found on page 8 of the install manual
The extension cable was obviously custom made by FingerWorks. I haven't yet researched to see how difficult it would be to assemble such a cable from parts - nor do I know if this would be feasible cost-wise.
I hope someone can chime in with some info here.