this is great site for all of us who have such a problems, Hi If I held it just right I could get a good connection but as soon as I let go the light went out. It look like eBay has only the DC jack without harness. Have you lost the broken “Locking clip”? So I ordered a motherboard on ebay and I have it now. It will either take long fingernails or tweezers to stand it vertically and push the connector back under the pins so it will tilt down again. I used two layers clear tape on one end , one layer other end. Pressing ‘B’ generates ‘BG’, with ‘BGGGGGGGGG’ when ‘A’ is held down (lower case as well). I broke it in friday evening, and I was sure that my case is hopeless, but when I find this page I just fix my keyboard in the matter of second,i’m so happy !! I did not brake the locking clip, but the connector base :(..at least one side. The sticky tape works great too but I also carefully and ever so gently inserted a small piece of a wooden pop-sicle stick into the opening over the connector in case the tape looses it’s tack. all on a sudden few of my keys(t,y,left control,tab,f6,5,6,num lock,[,],\) stopped working. Acer 7551 laptop, broke the keyboard ribbon cable lock clip opening it (didn’t take much at all to break either! Sometimes a key on a laptop keyboard may become loose or fall off. The bracket completely came off and one side was the place where the bracket went into, broke. Is it possible I’m mistaken and the cable belongs below? Verify your account to enable IT peers to see that you are a professional. @ JayT, or any ideas on where to get one, other than purchasing the mother board? I would try reconnecting the keyboard cable first. Very very big thank you for laptop repair 101. Read this and now have a working keyboard! Turns out the retainer went under the cable and still holds it all together. This did the trick. Unlock the connector and reseat the cable. If it doesn’t help, I guess it will be necessary to replace the keyboard. The new keyboard haz the zame izzue but, a uzb keyboard functions fine. I have tried rebooting, reconnecting the keyboard several times, but no changes Any ideas? Cheers very helpful, HP Pavilion dv5-1104tu Entertainment Notebook PC, http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv90/volcanoman3/fix-broken-keyboard-connector-06.jpg Awesome fix – thank you. Works great! @ Laurel Campbell, these keyboard connectors can snapped off easily. To replace the entire keyboard, contact the laptop manufacturer to see if you can purchase one directly from them. @ cha, The first image that I attached shows the left tab, still intact, and the second photo shows the right side, where the tab had fallen off. The clip on my laptop shattered when I tried to release the ribbon cable. If this does not fix the issue, we suggest removing the key so it can be re-attached. now the laptop does not detect the letter e. what should i do? Please help me on how to slot in the cable that will not come out again.. One of the two black clips that seat the display have broken. Probably you can find it in your recycle bin. I bought an ACER netbook with a non-functioning keyboard off Craigslist. @ pocho, If you breathe on them , them break. Here’s how to replace a single key: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/03/20/key-fell-off-keyboard/, Great article, great site. (function() { The extra details about the keyboard connections made all the difference in the world. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Hi need the motherboard keyboard-connector modelnumber Or type for my Powerbook g4 1,0 GHz , The connector which is solded on the motherboard Is Brunet out ;)…i will order one but have no clue where to get one, i also have no idea from which manufacturer this connector Is? Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have cleaned it and its working fine except keyboard. On the new ribbon connector carefully cut two strips of electrical tape slid the cable into the socket held in place with sticky tape , WHEW all is well. I believe it goes under the touch pad cable. I dont wanna think that I have to spend $400 that HP wants for a replacement motherboard. Why didn’t I think of that? It has the base (white in my case) and cable retainer (brown in my case). That is actually how some older laptops were assembled anyway. if some one know any way to that please infor me. Sir i have hp pavilion G4-1303AU laptop and while i opened it to clean the laptop myself i accidently broke the power button ribbon,and the touchpad ribbons from both the sides please help. can i repair it please i searched for that but did not find the totourial please help me how to repair it on motherboard. It might work for a while, but not a good solution for a long lasting fix. I would do the following: Thank you. I have an HP HDX16, and the cable is the kind that fits under the locking clip. DELL XPS INSPIRON 15R 17R N7110 N5110 SINGLE UK LAPTOP KEY CLIP RUBBER 04341X. Thanks to you, I got it working and then put super glue on the pin side that was broken to get it secure. It does not seem to have any locking mechanism as far as I can see. Have you tried securing the locking clip and cable with sticky tape? But I only get some keys to work. I had no luck researching an FDC replacement clip. The power light stays off. Hi, i have bought a Dell latitude E5520, it has been filled with alcohol drink. When you squeeze the support brick and back side of the connector (not broken wall), it will apply pressure on the ribbon cable and will help to make a good contact with the connectors. What a great site! 0 0. eaford. tried to taped the broken clip in place and did not work. Search for “ThinkPad R40 jack” on Amazon, you should find the harness, not just the jack. Maybe it will be enough to make a good connection with the ribbon cable. Choose Options. Finally Dell agreed to ship me a box to send in my laptop for repair. I own a MacBook Air 2013 and I recently broke my "comma" key. Check out this post: http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2011/12/25/how-to-repair-broken-touchpad-connector-on-laptop-motherboard/ Any suggestions? The clip on my laptop shattered when I tried to release the ribbon cable. When trying to reattach the mechanism to the keyboard I've noticed that two of the four retaining metal clips where the mechanism locates on the keyboard circuit board are broken. The glue will melt the plastic connector and most likely the cable. One of those that comes with any technology device. Once the keyboard key is positioned squarely over the retaining clip, press down gently until you hear a distinct click on all 4 corners. The ZIF keeps holding, but apparently it is not working when i turn the laptop on Eeks! Thanks in advance. Though Lap top is working and I am using on screen key board in microsoft windows as easy access. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); If you have the same model or similar from Lenovo, the connector is probably not broken and you can still put it back in. I hope you understand my idea. 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