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Keyboard replacement problem

I am trying to install a new keyboard on my Travelmate 4020 but I broke the plastic retention clip that secures the ribbon cable to the motherboard. I need to know where I can get the clip (and it's technical term) and how to install it.

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    Ron Riel Jan 26, 2008

    That's fine but I've already bought the new keyboard. So, if anyone knows where I can find the keyboard ribbon cable clip (and knows it technical name), I would be very appreciative. I find it hard to believe that there is no place where I can buy one.




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In these kind of problems, especially if its a laptop, you should send back your laptop to the manufacturer for them to fix it coz the parts are not really sold in stores and they are the only guys providing these computer parts.. and you don't have to worry about the installation coz they willd do it for you..

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