Keyboard/trackpad ribbon cable, quick Q:

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

  1. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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