HELP! I think I broke me ribbon cable to the keyboard!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radio Monk33, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    S***, I'm not as tech savvy as I thought I was. :(

    Why must Apple make the insides so hard to access..I've serviced tons of PCs. :(

    Anyways, the ribbon cable connection to the keyboard/trackpad has come apart in my hands, and not in the good way (like coming off from the motherboard. I think I'm screwed!

    I don't suppose anyone knows if I can just replace the cable or do I need to replace the whole top assembly?!
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    Because that ribbon cable is part of the top assembly, you're going to need to buy a whole new top case.

    For future reference, it pays to be cautious when taking apart computers, more so with Apple computers, and even more so with Apple notebooks. iFixit.com have a great database in disassembly instructions.
     
  3. bplein macrumors 6502

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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    @OP: If you ripped the cable and the male connect you need a new top case. If you just disconnected the male connector from the female connector, you are fine.
     

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