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I have a key board to change, the new one that I bought from e-bay is a new one and looks like the exact one I need. My problem is on the new key board where the conection is there is no type of connector of any to speak of and I am confuesed on how this key board does connect up ....on the end of the copper strip where there should be a connector theres a clear plastic tab. but it doesn't seem tobe a pull off protector ..I did try to put a lil forse on it to see If it has a type of tape on it to just stick it to the other for a connectionbut that makes n o sence at all to whats the deal here with this key board and how the new one is hooked back up. I dont want to take it apart without knowing what I need to connect it up. I do have a good sodering gun If needed. But that plastic clear tape has me concerned for sure it's not like tape a lot stiffer and doesn't want to pull off at all like it is used for a protection purpose in shipping or for the fact that the copper strip is so thin and fragile.... so any help with this I could use as you can see. Thanks robert

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Yes, there is a trick. This is a ZIF or zero insertion force connector. When you removed it you probably just pulled hard enough that it let the connector slide out [ :( don't do that next time though ]

There is an excellent "video" of a ZIF connector here at the bottom of the page.

Otherwise look carefully at the connector and see how the connector is divided. It should be two pieces that either slide together/apart or one part flips up and snaps back down.

BE CAREFUL THOUGH! These connectors are very easy to damage/destroy. If you are doing the correct thing to open the connector is should take very little force.

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