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Asus N53J loose cable on mainboard - random reboots

The laptop is rebooting randomly. When dismantling I found a 5cm short black loose cable on the mainboard, but could not figure out where it should be connected to. Location is close to the CD drive. My guess, the loose end of the cable is causing power circuits. Any idea where the cable is supposed to be soldered to?

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