Any way to fix this latch?

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  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

    upsguy27

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    I'm repairing a Treo 680 for someone, and when I was replacing the LCD screen, the latch that holds the cable in place broke off. Now, the cable doesn't stay in, causing the whole thing not to turn on. I've tried taping it in place, that didn't work, I've tried sticking the latch back in, and that didn't work either. Is there any way to fix the latch or use something else to hold it in place?

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  2. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know? I found the actual latch part but I don't think there's a way for it to go back on. If I can't fix this, then I'm out $160. :(
     
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    You sure that won't damage the PCB board?
     
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    Hmm... that might be kind of hard since there is a large metal tray covering the entire PCB board. I had to hold it up to take that picture.
     
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    A couple of dabs of rtv or silicone type of adhesive (aquarium sealer.) Holds well and can be removed if needed by scraping.
     
  7. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright, now I just need to find where I put that latch...
     

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