Keyboard/trackpad ribbon cable, quick Q:

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radio Monk33, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I was just wondering if it's actually necessary to disconnect the ribbon cable when taking apart the MBP for a HD change? It doesn't seem to be involved and it looks like the top casing can open up with it still connected. Just to give you a little more working space?

    I only ask because in the past, I have seen fiddly keyboard cables that didn't want to disconnect and I'm afraid of messing up my precious. ;) If it is necessary, can someone give me an idea of how hard it is to disconnect?
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    No it's not necessary, but you're more likely to rip the cable if you leave it connected.
  3. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    its not necessary, but just taking it off would allow a lot more working space and convenience. Its just a socket so pull gently at the end and it should come off along with the tape, if any.
  4. Radio Monk33 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Ah cool, if it comes out that easily then I'll definitely do it...and for some reason should it be stuck, I don't have to force it.

    Thanks a ton for the quick help!

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