In the small(599 seats) theater i work at, the forence shwimmly little theater, we use four stand cd80 analog dimmer packs(12 dimmers a pack for a total of 48) from the 80s, the school has them stamped as being bought in 1988. Our signal cabels like to do random things and make everysingle light in the theater (including house lights, there on the same packs) ghost and flicker competely randomly. Our board is an ECT express 48/96 and we use a digital to analog converter to plug into the analog packs. Normally when we have a ghosting or flickering problem we restart the packs, or jiggle the signal cable, or restart everything. This usually fixes everything, as the heads of the signal cabels are loose and electrical taped togethor and in place . This is normal, just like our patches loverly smell that lets us know things are working. Today when i went in there to get ready for a film festival, the house lights were flicking and ghosting. Up on the board they were up at full, so i restarted, jiggeled everything and our lighting designer and i were working on it for 45 minuets. We conclueded that there is a short in one of our signal cabels, and that they are just borken. They would have been replaced a long time ago but no one bothedrd to look for them. Now that we have no controls over the lights and our light controls are circut breakers on the packs. we are forced to find new ones. I keep looking online, but im only findinding the new CD80 packs that are digital, and therefor dmx, which isnt compatible with our packs. Does anyone have any advice or know where i can get new cables. we cant really soder them beucase we already did a while ago, and never want to again, because soddering a 5 pin cable thats a bit bigger than a cenemiter in diamater is just annoying. Any help is greatly appreciated.