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Hi, In the process of upgrading the memory on my Dell Inspiron 2650, I broke the tabs on the keyboard connector that holds the Keyboard ribbon cable to the Motherboard. With advice from all places, I've completed the memory upgrade and it all works.(To 512 Megs from 256) However after the third time taking it all apart the connector was a victim of my ignorance as to how it worked. So, I am trying to find a source for just such a connector.The cable is fine and the part of the connector mounted on the Motherboard is OK I just need the part that holds the cable in place. If you know of any source or part number that would help please let me know. Thanks, freedivedoug

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  • freedivedoug Mar 16, 2009

    Thanks for your input.

    I thought I might be able to buy a connector but I guess that's not
    the way things are.
    I'll probably take your advice and purchase a whole board.

    Thanks again,

  • freedivedoug Mar 28, 2009

    I did purchase a "new" 2650 Board on ebay but it didn't fit - The connector was different.
    I thought they had sent me the wrong one but there may be more than one correct "2650" keyboard and connector.

    While looking through a ton of old junk notebook computers at a
    computer re-cycling center, I found one 2650 with the keyboard gone
    and it appeared to have the type of connector like the one they sent me.

    I'm trying to get a picture of mine to send to the ebay company where I purchased mine . They are very helpful but need to see what I've got.

    I'll let you know what I find out.



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Replace keyboard.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

  • aliokas Mar 16, 2009

    Keyboard are not expensive, so i dont think that separate connectors are available to buy.
    No problem, please rate.



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