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The connector is probably dirty. Open the case and remove the two screws on each side of the control ports. Pull the control port up and you will see where the ribbon cable connects. Flip the connectors hold up to release the ribbon. The connectors hold is the darker piece on top right where the ribbon enters. it flips up. Use your fingernail to get under it and flip it up.
Now that you have the control port out. You can wash and clean the fool out of it. Allow it to dry real good before hooking it back up. This may get your control port working again. While your in there clean up other stuff.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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