How to reattach MBP Ribbon cable from keyboard to logicboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markw10, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I was doing an upgrade of the hard drive in a MBP and unfortunately when I removed the keyboard the ribbon cable attaching it to the MBP's Logic Board came off and I can't figure out how to reattach it. I know it there has to be a way to reattach it but I don't want to attach it wrong and have something short out. How would I go about reattaching it?
  2. segers909 macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2009
    We need to know what macbook you have to help you.
    You can try, it has disassembly guides for just about every macbook.
  3. P Mentior macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
    Since you had to remove the keyboard I'm assuming it is a pre-unibody MBP as I believe the unibodies don't have to mess with the keyboard to replace the HDD. It should look something like the attached photo. The cable just kind of sits on top of the connection and then is clicked into place. If you need more detail try this ifixit guide: ifixit

    If this isn't your model ifixit has guides to all the MBPs here: MacBook Pro Guides

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