Took macbook apart keyboard isnt working now

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  1. omgshesaboy macrumors member

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    wll the case on my macbook was coming apart so i took the laptop apart now the keyboard and trackpad arent working, the laptop turns on and the backlight comes on when its dark but the keyboard and trackpad will not work.

    please help me
     
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  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Did you take apart a Macbook or Macbook Pro? If it was the MBP did you make sure to re-connect the keyboard/trackpad ribbon cable?
     
  4. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    it was a macbook pro, yeah, i wouldnt be able to turn the computer on without connecting it, i have it back apart now, i didnt mess with any of the connections besides disconnecting the main ribbon
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Did you make sure to connect the main ribbon back on? Be careful, I've heard of horror stories where the black end piece of the ribbon cable breaks off when you try to pull it out, especially the hdd ribbon cable as well.
     
  6. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    im positive how would it turn on if that wasnt connected, the puower button goes through that ribbon as well
     
  7. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Are you saying the backlight of the keyboard comes on?
     
  8. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah the backlight on the keyboard will come on if i put my hands over the speakers holes (im guessing this is where the light sensors are)
     
  9. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    If I remember correctly, there are 2 connectors that go from the keyboard into the palmrest. Are you certain both are connected? One's really tiny.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    huh

    Did you use any sort of how to or manual? Just repeat the steps...backward.
     
  11. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    i did repeat all steps backward and it doesnt work, the only thing i disconnected was the main ribbon cable and the power button is connected to that so i know that is connected properly, i just cant seem to figure out what the problem is
     
  12. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    One more thing, you may have to reset the internal battery.

    That may help.
     
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  16. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    If you can, I would suggest taking it apart again, and make sure all connections from keyboard to the palmrest are okay. It looks like it should be fine since there is power, but just make sure the main cable from palmrest to logic board is nicely connected. It may be helpful to put some tape there.

    I would also reseat the memory modules, reset the macbook pro, and hopefully everything will work out.

    Good Luck!
     
  17. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    Actually now that I think about it... try reseating the memory and reset the macbook pro again before taking it apart.

    Good luck!
     
  18. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Curiosity killed the cat!

    Just outta curiosity, why did you dismantle the machine in the first place?
     
  19. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    OMFG I LOVE YOU can i please send you 10 dollars via paypal lol
     
  20. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    because the corner of the case is popping up and i wanted to see what the problem is. (i havent dropped it or anything) do you think thiswould be warranty?
     
  21. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    RE: "do you think thiswould be warranty?"

    Possibly WAS... but NOT likely anymore...

    And just so we KNOW out here, What Actually Fixed the Problem, and IS the Case fixed too..??

    Glad things are somewhat better at least!!
     
  22. omgshesaboy thread starter macrumors member

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    apparently taking out the ram and putting it back in and resetting the battery, and a little super glue fixed the case, i took it apart because i didnt want to just start gluing my laptop with the systemboard right there lol.

    all is well thank you guys
     
  23. kmarketing macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad that it all worked out!

    Definitely a big relief!
     
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