2006 Macbook trackpad cable question/woes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DegenX, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. DegenX macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    So I recently decided to install 2gb of ram and a new HDD in my Core Duo 1.8 GHZ Macbook I purchased in 2006.

    Put the HDD and ram in, booted up and the HDD was not recognized.

    Since the HDD is a Sata II drive, I removed it and put the jumper on the pins to force it into Sata 1.5 mode.

    Now the Macbook won't turn on. I tried putting the old drive and ram back in, battery out, those crazy key combinations, and it still won't turn on.

    I took the battery out again, and noticed the trackpad cable may have gotten pulled on when the HDD was removed. I am unsure if the cable is damaged.

    Does the trackpad cable also carry the keyboard and powerbutton signals???

    I noticed that when you remove the keyboard, there is only the trackpad connector to remove.

    Please assist.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. DegenX thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    I only removed the top out of desperation as to why it wasn't booting. So it's possible that the cable is damaged, and that is why the power button will not turn it on?

    Anyone know a good place to get those ribbons?

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