Tackpad ribbon connector broken

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jonnyboy, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. jonnyboy macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    I have a 17" G4 powerbook, 1.5 Ghz. I recently swapped out the hard drive. Everything went fine except, I seemed to have removed the trackpad/keyboard connection incorrectly. The little plastic connector that connects the ribbon cable for the trackpad to the logic board will not set into the board properly. I am assuming the plastic connector got warped and or broken when I disconnected it. Is there a place I can get a new connecter?
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    Probably not unless you can find a used logicboard. You may be able to get away with sticking it in there and then using either superglue or hot glue to make it stay in place. If you use superglue make absolutely sure its where you want it because you'll never get it off without ruining the ribbon cable. Hot glue is a saferbet. I doubt scotch tape will hold it very long. I've tried it before. :D

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