A1278 macbook broken keyboard connector?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elitetek, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. elitetek macrumors member

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    Got a A1278 2008 Macbook however the keyboard is not working. After removing the rear cover I found that the keyboard connectors plastic clip that secures the ribbon in the connector is broken. The ribbon fits in fine but I guess the clip secures and allows contact with the connector itself. I had to power on the unit using the power pads. Is there a work around this without replacing the logic board keyboard connector in order for the internal keyboard to work?

    -Thanks

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  2. elitetek thread starter macrumors member

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  3. mkey323 macrumors newbie

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    maybe you can place some kind of thin film/tape on the tip of the ribbon so it forces it up or down whichever way the contact pins are, kind of like a wedge?
     

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