Macbook Pro unibody Keyboard cable loose

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stynger007, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. stynger007, Jan 29, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014

    stynger007 macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2014
    Ontario Canada
    Hi everyone, I have a 2010 Mac Pro 15 i5, swapped the keyboard out. Problem, the zif connector with the flap that accepts the keyboard ribbon cable is lloose..the new cable does insert, the zif connector flap locks' down, and does not lock the cable in place.

    Is there a way to tighten the pins inside the zif connector so they properly contact the ribbon cable?

  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No, because there are no "pins" that stand up in the traditional sense. The ribbon is pressed onto generally flat contacts by the moveable switch. Check if the ribbon is fully inserted into the socket before locking the switch.

    It's generally very difficult to break these kinds of sockets. I'm guessing that it's more a problem with the way you're inserting the ribbon cable than with the socket itself.

Share This Page