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How to re-insert touchpad cable into the connector on the motherboard?

Hi,
I need advice on inserting the cable back in the connector on the motherboard.Reason it is a thin cable and I tried to push in in the connector but unable to.Question do I need special tool to do it?
The reason I removed it is because I replaced a new powerboard and needed access to it.I will try and get an image so you can see what I mean.
Your help is very much appreciate.
Thanks
Junior

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    trying to replace the power board. the ribbon cable just slipped out of the connector . now I cannot get it back in . there has to be something that can be done to release tension on the connector to slip it back in. the connector is very small and will break easy.

  • muckitup Jun 26, 2008

    The plastic clip on the motherboard is completely broken and most pins are pulled out of board. Is it possible to get a replacement or solder these back in? Is the whole board now junk?

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That little plastic conector may have a clip that needs to be pulled up, then you push it straight in and push back down the clip. Should work, unless you broke it pulling it out to begin with.

This is general advice for your laptop, most laptops are similar, Yours shouldnt be that much different, i havent worked on that particular model so it may be slightly different but the concept is generally the same on all brands.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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HP CQ60 MOTHERBOARD PLASIC CLAMP BROKE OFF WHAT AN I USE TO HOLD THE FACE PLATE I RIBBIN IN PLACE


Ahem.....what?

Touchpad flat flex cable connector on motherboard broke?

Whew!

That is laptop motherboard replacement for SURE!





OH I'M JUST KIDDING!

It MAY be motherboard replacement.

See if this will help Bobby,

http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2011/12/25/how-to-repair-broken-touchpad-connector-on-laptop-motherboard/


Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 18, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario CQ60Z Notebook

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Instructions to remove the monitor/cover from one Dell laptop and replace it.


Oh, I though this was going to be tough...........

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/index.htm

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

2) http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/display.htm#wp1105347

[ Hinge Cover,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/hinge.htm#wp1111589

Keyboard,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/keyboard.htm#wp1105383

NOTE*
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

It has NO connector on the end. The connector is on the motherboard.
The Keyboard cable STAYS with the Keyboard. It disconnects from the motherboard.

The connector on the motherboard is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two pieces, but DOES NOT come completely apart.

It is rectangular in shape. There is a larger rectangular part for the bottom. This is the BODY.
There is a smaller rectangular part on top.
This is the Locking Bar.

When the flat cable is inserted into the motherboard connector, closing the Locking Bar wedges the cable into the Body.
Locks the cable in place.

(BEFORE removing the Keyboard Cable from the motherboard connector, suggest you make a mark on one side of the cable, and a corresponding mark on the same side of the motherboard connector.
The cable MUST go back into the motherboard connector, the same way it came out. The flat contact strips of the cable, have to line back up with the contact pins in the motherboard's connector )

FROM WHAT I SEE in the Service Manual, the Locking Bar appears to be the type that flips up.
The side nearest the cable is the side that comes up.

USE CARE.
IF, the Body is broken, or the Locking Bar, you are looking at
-> motherboard replacement.
Hence why I am being so detailed.

The Wireless Antenna cable (1) comes apart. Use care, and pull the connector apart. The Video Cable (2) unplugs from the motherboard. (Display Cable = Video Cable)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 28, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Keyboard ribbon connector on the motherboard


Cut a piece of sturdy clear plastic packaging material (like memory packaging, etc.) or extra ribbon cable - cut it the width of your ribbon cable and long enough to handle.

Insert your ribbon cable into the socket and then insert the clear plastic or extra ribbon cable you cut to size into the socket above the ribbon cable.

This usually will hold the ribbon cable in the socket snuggly with enough pressure not to move and make a good contact for proper operation.
If you want cut and add a small piece of high temperature electrical tape to the socket, insert and cable. I do not recommend scotch tape as it becomes googey at high tempersture.

Feb 11, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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My touchpad won't work. i disconnected the ribbon


Here is the main page for the Dell Inspiron Mini 910 (9) Notebook PC,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins910/en/sm/index.htm

Click on - Palm Rest

Scroll down the page to the second photo.

The TouchPad cable is a FFC.
Flat Flex Cable
It slides into the Flat Flex Cable connector on the motherboard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

The Flat Flex connector is rectangular in shape, and composed of two parts.
The lower larger part is attached to the motherboard, and does not move.
The smaller part on top is movable.

The smaller part locks the FFC in place.
There are two tabs on each top corner of the smaller part. These tabs are eased up to release the FFC.

The tip of the FFC has copper contacts. These contacts must align with the contacts, in the Flat Flex cable's connector on the motherboard.
Then the smaller part is locked back into place.

Noted the above in case you just pulled the FF C out of the FF C connector on the motherboard.
There is a stripe on one side of the FFC.
(Flat Flex Cable)
This stripe goes to the Left side of the laptop as you are viewing it from the front.

Regards,
joecoolvette

{If somehow this direction is wrong, flip the cable over}

Jun 21, 2011 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Laptop

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How to remove touchpad for cleaning gateway ID58 notebook Windows 7 i have all screws off back, removed battery and hard drive, silver strips on side seem to be the next step


Hi,

Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.
2

Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.
3

Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.
4

Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.
5

Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop.
6

Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor.
7

Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.
8

Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place.
9

Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside.
10

Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.
11

Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.


Regards,
Ron

Mar 04, 2011 | Gateway ID5815H-CA LX.WC502.003 Notebook

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REPLACE GATEWAY LAP TOP TOUCH PAD


HI THERE!!

Replacing the touchpad of your laptop is not difficult but because laptop parts are very delicate you need to be careful

To remove the touchpad you need to remove the top cover, also known as the palm rest

1.Power off the Gateway laptop, then disconnect the AC adapter from the power jack. Remove any other devices connected to the laptop.

2.Place your hand on a bare metal surface to release any buildup of static electricity. Close the lid to your laptop and turn the computer over.

3.Slide the battery lock over to the side to pop the battery out from its compartment.

4.Set the battery aside, then turn your computer over once again so that it's facing up. Rotate the laptop so that the back (not the bottom) is facing you.

5.Remove the two screws securing the bezel in place from the back of the laptop

6. Open the lid to the laptop, then insert a flat-head screwdriver underneath one end of the bezel to loosen it from the top cover. The bezel is located just above the keyboard, but below the monitor

7. Carefully remove the bezel the rest of the way. Insert the end of the flat-head screwdriver underneath the top of the keyboard to pull it away from the laptop.

8. Turn the keyboard over and place it face-down on the top cover. Remove the cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. You may need to pull back and unlock a connector securing the cable in place.

9. Set the keyboard aside. Remove the four screws located just beneath the display panel, then remove the cable connecting the monitor to the motherboard. Carefully set the LCD display aside.

10. Remove the four screws located near the center of the top cover. Release small blue and white cable connecting the touchpad to the Gateway laptop.

11.Pull the top cover up from the base of the laptop, removing the touchpad along with it.


NOTE; you can remove your touchpad and swap it out with a new one, but you can also buy a top cover with a touchpad pre-installed.

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How do I remove the keyboard from a Advent 7109B laptop, in particular the ribbon cable.


The ribbon cable is connected to the motherboard by either of these two methods.
The ribbon cable has a connector attached to the end of the cable and it fits into a socket on the motherboard.
OR
The ribbon cable just slots into a connector on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable lift the locking bar up on the motherboard connector and the ribbon cable will be released and slip out easily.
To insert the cable back into the connector, lift the locking bar up, insert the ribbon cable into the connector as far as it can go and push the locking bar down to lock the ribbon cable onto the connector.

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Acer aspire one mouse pad clicks not working stuck on right click


If you are saying the right button is down and is not coming back up, then either the plastic lip on the button is jambed against the palmrest, or the actual mechanical part of the mouse button underneath has collapsed and has become non-functional. If the right button clicks but does not do anything like bring up the selection window in windows then that may be a hardware issue related to XP, try this, go to the control panel > system > hardware > device manager> scroll down the Mice and pointing devices. Highlight the touchpad and click on uninstall. Make sure you are connected to the internet when you reboot and have your usb mouse hooked up so it is easy to work around this. When windows reboots it will be forced to reinstall the touchpad because it will recognize it as a new device and want to install drivers for it. If it asks to search windows update for a fresh driver, allow it and let it finish the install. See if that corrects the problem. If it is mechanical in nature, then the palmrest is going to have to be taken off and the touchpad button assembly underneath replaced.

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How do I remove the keyboard on a Samsung R610 laptop. I have been able to remove the keyboard, but can't seem to unclip the cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Is there some special...


The keyboard connector come in two types.
A plastic connector and usually has a plastic tab that you pull to lift the connector off, DO NOT PULL on the ribbon cable.
The other type is, a ribbon cable that is inserted into a plastic socket on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable, lift up the plastic catch on both ends of the to release the ribbon cable. When you want to insert the ribbon cable, make sure the catch is in the up position before you insert the ribbon cable, then insert the ribbon cable and the push the ends of the plastic catch down to lock in the ribbon cable.

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sure..use a toothpick, to open the small thin lever, that is on top of that connector(like opening a trap door in the floor) then gently insert the ribbon cable, then push the small lever back down. make sure that the cable is centered, and fully inserted..

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