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I am going to replace ribbon cable. How can I connect cable to face?

I pulled out 3 screws from face, but I cannot open the face to connect ribbon cable. How can I connect it to face?

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    i want 2 replace the ribbon



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The Face cover is snapped in, so you need to use a small flat tipped screwdriver  and run it around the black and silver plastic cover, and it should snap off. Take Your Time!

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Hp g60-630us how to remove keyboard

1) Remove ALL electrical sources.
AC adapter and Battery. Leave the Battery Compartment Door off.

2) Laptop closed turn it over, battery compartment facing Away from you.

3) Looking at the inside edge of the Battery Compartment that is towards you, there are 3 screws to remove.
They are right along the edge that faces you.
There is one in the middle, and one on the right side, that are down in a little indention. (A small drop in the case)
There is one to the left.
Philips head screws. Remove them, place them in a multi-compartment container, and mark the compartment for where they came from.

(DO NOT mix the screws up that you are going to remove)

4) Turn the laptop over, open it.
Carefully lift the Front of the Keyboard up to an angle. (The Front of the Keyboard faces the LCD screen)
DO NOT lift it straight up.

There are plastic tabs that protrude from the back of the Keyboard, and go into the Keyboard Cover.
(The dark rectangular shaped piece of plastic that surrounds the Keyboard, and ends at the Palm Rest, is the Keyboard Cover)

Ease the Keyboard forward towards the LCD screen. Lay it down next to the LCD screen, and on the Keyboard Cover.
You want to be able to access the Keyboard cable's connector.

The Keyboard cable connector is the white connector in the middle, with the ribbon cable leading from it to the Keyboard.
This is a ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.

The ZIF connector is made of two parts. It opens, but does NOT separate into two parts.
The white tabs you see on either side are eased towards the LCD screen.
Use your fingernails.
Push on one 'ear' a little, then go to the other side. Keep alternating back, and forth until the ZIF connector is open. It only opens up about 1/4 inch.

This action opens the ZIF connector, where the flat ribbon cable can be eased out of it.

(To reinstall, line the ribbon cable up in the connector, Insert it until it stops, then squeeze the white 'ears' towards the front of the laptop. {Towards you)

Use EXTREME care when opening, and closing the ZIF connector. If you break it you have to replace the motherboard.

Remove the Keyboard.


Nov 01, 2010 | HP G60630US Notebook

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My Kenmore he 3 electric dryer will not turn off. You open the door or hit the circuit breaker to turn off. When you close the door or turn the circuit breaker back on it starts automatically. The panel is...

I would say that you have a short in the cable or the connectors. Sometimes the cable can rub against something and cause a short. Unplug machine take the top off by removing 2-3 screws at the back then pull up and back to remove top.Inspect the entire cable for damage. Make sure connectors are connected correctly. If all else fails try replacing the ribbon cable. I hope this helps. If I can help with anything else please let me know.

Mar 30, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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How do I replace the keyboard in a HP Pavilion dv6451us laptop

To start I suggest you have a No.1, and a No.2 Philips head magnetized screwdriver, a small pair of Needlenose pliers, and a multi-compartment container for the screws.

(When working on a laptop this is the ONLY place I would advise using a magnetized screwdriver. Otherwise NO!)

There are different sized screws, and they also have different threads. It may be very easy to mix these up.

I also suggest you work on a table. If you have a carpet floor, do not swing your feet across it as you work.

(I feel required to post this, because there are those who might work on their bed, a couch, or directly on a carpet floor. These are high areas of Static electricity. Static will fry out a computers delicate hardware components in a flash! )

1.Computer off, remove all electrical sources. AC adapter, (Charger), and Battery.

2.Close the laptop. (Close the LCD screen down)
Turn the laptop upside down, front panel towards you.
Now you are going to remove the Switch Cover.
(Cover under the LCD screen, above the keyboard. Has the speakers, LED lights, Power On button, and so on)

Switch Cover Removal:
Look down in the battery compartment. With the battery removed you will now see three Philips head screws. One on each side. One in the middle.
Remove them.

Turn the laptop back over, open the LCD screen, and lay the screen back as far as it will go.

Lift the rear edge of the Switch Cover, and swing it forward until it rests on the keyboard. (The rear edge of the Switch Cover is next to the LCD screen)
Use finesse when lifting the Switch Cover, and resting it on the keyboard. There is a Small flat ribbon cable connected to the Switch Cover. You can only move the cover so far]

Notice that the small flat ribbon cable ends in a white connector towards you. This is a ZIF connector. (Zero Insertion Force) The flat ribbon cable is the LED light cable.

The ZIF connector is composed of two pieces. Think of a small rectangular box within a larger rectangular box.
The smaller inner rectangular box has a lip on it. This keeps it from going down through the larger box.
There is also a lip on the bottom of the smaller box, which keeps it from coming all the way out.

The smaller box is lifted by the top lip, or flange, to release the flat cable.
Again, it only lifts up so far.
It's hard to discern at first how the two box like parts separate from each other, your first time, hence this long explanation.

Looking close at this connector, you will see a thin parting line, approximately 1/16th of an inch down from the top.
Parting line where the two halves, or box like shapes separate.

Use your fingernails to hold the top flange, and the bottom half of the connector. Ease the connector apart. You may find placing your fingernails in the parting line helps, when you are separating the connector. Sometimes you have to gently rock the top half as you are pulling out.

Sometimes the connector top eases up with no problem. Sometimes it's stiff. Again, I advise using finesse.

The flat ribbon cable is composed of wires laid side by side, and installed into a flat ribbon like sheath of insulation. Each wire end has a conductive coating on it. When the ZIF connector is open, the flat cable slips right out.
[When installing, make sure you reinstall the flat ribbon cable in the same direction it came out. Be sure the ZIF connector is fully closed]

This particular ZIF connector may be different from the explanation above. Some do separate, and the cable is still connected to one side of the white ZIF connector.

Lay the Switch Cover aside.

3.Keyboard removal:
Close the laptop. Turn the laptop over, bottom facing you. Remove the Memory Module Compartment Door.
(Looking at the bottom of the laptop, this compartment door is in the middle. It is rectangular shaped, with the length going up, and down.
The battery compartment is above. The battery release latch button is to the upper left, of the Memory Module Compartment Door.

There are two Philips head screws. One in the upper left, and one in the upper right. (Upper is facing the battery compartment)
Remove them.

There are four screws to remove the keyboard.
Right below where the upper left screw was removed, for the memory compartment cover, is one of the screws that hold the keyboard on.
It's down in a small hole. (Below, in the statement, 'Below the upper screw that was removed', means facing you)

To the right of the memory compartment door opening is another keyboard screw. It's on the outside of the opening, down in a small hole. (Right above an air vent)

There are two more screws down in the battery compartment.

Now turn the laptop back over carefully. Open the LCD screen, lay it back as far as possible.
Lift the rear of the keyboard up to a 45 degree angle, towards you. (Rear of the keyboard is the edge towards the LCD screen. The keyboard will only lift so far due to a flat ribbon cable connected to it)

Slide the keyboard towards the LCD screen carefully. There are two tabs you are sliding out of the body of the laptop. (Top Cover)
These two tabs are on the keyboard edge facing you.

Once the tabs are clear of the slots in the Top Cover, bring the keyboard to a level position, and bring it back towards you. (It will only go so far. Flat ribbon cable!)

Lay the keyboard down on the Palm Rest.
Release the ZIF connector to which the keyboard flat ribbon cable is connected, and remove the keyboard cable from the System Board.

Reverse these steps to install the new keyboard.

In case I haven't explained these steps clear enough, come back, and let me know.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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A dvd is stuck in my Chrysler town and country multi disk dvd/ cd player. How do I remove it?

Look around the face plate for a very small hole...use a straightened paperclip or equivalent and press in a few inches...its a manuel door release and you should gain access to at least the loading tray.

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How to repair/replace dc input jack for westinghouse nb-14w2 ?

Even if either of you have given up on this, I'll lend a hand to anyone else who may have this problem in the future. Okay, most of the visible screws on the outside of the case, you'll be presented with a few problems; some plastic clips along the perimeter of the case, a few ribbon cables, and some hidden screws.

First, the ribbon cables; you'll want to pop the keyboard off, which you do that by depressing a row of four small tabs along the top edge of the keyboard. Then you'll have to unplug the keyboard by pulling the two tabs on the sides of the big ribbon cable left (towards the CD drive) and carefully pulling the ribbon cable out. Now there will be a smaller ribbon cable for the touchpad; the connector on that one you have to gently pry the white tabs up and slide the cable out.

Now, you'll have to flip the case over, and get into the hard drive compartment. that should be easy enough to open up; it's under the larger plastic panel on the case, held in by 8 screws. In there you'll see the hard drive, wifi, processor, cooling fan and heatsink (usually an orange-copper color.) Ignore all but the fan and the heatsink. On the fan, there will be two screws, one on the lower left (by the battery compartment) and one on the upper right, by the processor. Unscrew them, but leave the fan connected by its wires for the moment. Then there will be three screws on the heatsink in a y-shaped bracket around the processor. unscrew oi, and remove it. There will only be a small screw connected to a black grounding wire in the corner of the board under where the heatsink was, unscrew it, and pull it out. Now you'll be able to pop the silver plastic top face off by pressing those little plastic clips along the outside of the case.

In the upper left corner by where the DC jack is, you'll see the circuit board that it's on. Just unscrew the 4-5 screw that are on it, gently remove the ribbon cable from its connector (just like the keyboard), and the power cable (brown connector on board, white on wire, red and black wires connected to the white connector.)

From there it's just a matter of figuring out whether you can salvage the old power jack or replace it with a new one.

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Replacing the facepale

that hole on that model is for a locking screw, the locking screw is installed to minimize theft and for other precautions. If the face plate is having any odd reactions its normally do to the flex cable. The best sign for a dying or dead flex cable is at the joint. The joint can be viewed at the point when you remove the face plate. Immediately after pulling the face plate off look behind the pivoting frame at the orange colored ribbon, you should only be able to see a small portion of it. If there is any sign of a yellowy residue its a sign that the protective covering of the ribbon is deteriorating. A bad flex cable is everything on the moving face plates.

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Sony cdx-m610 BIG PROBLEM

yal ever fix them? its the ribbon cable between the face and the circuit board inside the unit the ribbbon cable is very cheap on ebay just google for example cdx-m610 ribbon cable now for the repair close ur face before u take out ur radio assuming u guys still have ur remote to do so theres 3 screws on the bottom of the face when u go to carefully pop the front panel off after pullin them hold ur deck facing down (this will keep ur reset and open buttons from fallin out then theres 4 screws holding in the face's circuit board roll the board out of the face very very carefully pry open the little black lock holding the cable in the connector then open ur radio up pull out the cd player assy same thing with that connector then ull notice the cable goes thru a tension roller pull each end of the cable to unroll it hold it there while removing the cable and sliding in the new one then slowly let go of the roller reattach the cable ends and put everything back together with the face remember its easiest to hold the deck face down those 2 buttons will stay in place hook the top of the face's cover first then put the deck back in ur ride and enjoy these ol sonys r worth a $20 fix specially if they still work good hope this helps yal 

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony CDX-M610 CD Player

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Everex nc1500 HELP!!

Usually there is no need to dismantle the laptop to get at the keyboard.
Usually there may be a plastic strip above the keyboard and the LCD screen. The plastic strip above the keyboard may be secured by a screw on the back edge of the laptop with a screw located behind the screen hinge. If there are no screws then it is just clipped in place, slide a thin blade under the plastic cover that covers the screen hinge and gently level up until the it pop up, there may be a ribbon cable connecting the switches and LEDs.
Depending up on the model of the laptop, the keyboard may have screws that is located under the plastic strip or it may have screws that are located on the bottom of the laptop, usually 3 or more screws directly under the keyboard. Once the screws are removed the keyboard can be removed, be careful the is a ribbon cable that attaches the keyboard to the motherboard.
The end of the ribbon cable may have a connector attached to it, pull the tab to release the connector. OR it is just a ribbon cable alone and it fits into a connector, to release the cable pull the plastic catch up to release the cable.

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Screen scratch

Taking apart the unit is quite easy and replacing it should not be a problem if you are technically incline. Pry of the face by lifting just under the Garmin name, remove the 4 screws that secure the face, gently pull apart keeping note of the antenna and it's orientation which is located on the back top of the case. Gently pull the battery/speaker plug to allow yourself more room to work. Remove the three screws that secure the main board to the face (silver). Gently remove ribbon cable connected at the top to free the face screen. You will need to replace the whole screen as this is one unit.

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Pioneer DV-C36 disc tray will not stay open

Solution for Pioneer DV-C36 Multi Disk DVD player - tray door will not stay open.

My player would open the disk tray when the open button was press but when the tray was fully open it would retract
back into the unit leaving no time to change or load disks.
I found a poor connection at the ribbon cable connector was causing this problem. A seven conductor ribbon cable
connects the main unit with the travelling tray. A position switch (S21) senses when the tray is fully extended and retracted.
On my player pin 1 of the ribbon cable connector on the travelling tray was not making an electrical connection which
causes the control system to retract the tray. The fault lies in the connector - the tang was not pressing against the ribbon cable conductor.
I was able to desolder the connector and pull the contact out just far enough to reform the tang with fine needle nose pliers.
This is very tedious and required an eye loupe for magnification.
Tools required:
#1 and #2 phillips screwdrivers
Soldering and desoldering irons (or other desoldering tools)
Fine needle nose pliers.

Remove the tray ribbon cable
1. Remove the cabinet cover - 6 screws. Open the tray. To keep the tray from retracting pull the power cord when the tray is extended.
2. Remove the front bezel from the tray. Gently pry up the bezel by relesing the catches with a small screwdriver. Allow the tray to retract.
3. Remove the front panel - undo large ribbon and wire connections on right, remove screws left and right, release
two catch tangs on bottom edge using a small screwdriver on the inside of the unit.
4. Remove the white plastic cover over the laser mechanism ( 2 screws) Remove the disk carrier by removing the center screw.
5. Extend the tray again. When the tray is out the small ribbon cable is visible below the tray. Undo the ribon cable where it attaches to the main unit unit.
6. To slide the tray off the main unit use a small screwdriver to depress the stop catches (2) in the tray. They are molded into the tray.
Pull the tray out further then lift up.
7. Flip over the tray and find the small circuit board the ribbon cable goes to. Desolder the motor wires (red and black) and remove the 2 screws
holding the circuit board and position switch.

Use a multimeter to confirm there is an open or poor connection in the ribbon cable connector.

Remove the ribon cable and inspect the connector with an eye loupe or other magnification device. On my player contact #1 was not positioned properly
to press against the ribbon cable conductor. You can either replace the connector or repair it.
Warning: repairing the connector may damage it.
To repair the contact desolder the connector from the circuit board. Bend the circuit board prong straight and push it into the body of the
connector which will extend the contact out and the contact can be reformed. Be very gentle. Bending the contact may cause it to break.

Reassembly is the reverse. Don't forget to solder the motor wires with the proper polarity. Red and Black are labeled on the circuit board.

May 28, 2007 | Pioneer DV-C36 DVD Player

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