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I have taken apart (and re-assembled) several laptops. While it can be a hassle with all the little screws and wires I have never had an issue with the ribbon connectors. Just release the clamp and pull the connector out. No violence needed. Assembly is just as easy. Just stick it in and push the calm back shut. Perhaps your laptop had some funky solution that is harder to work with I dunno.
    
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post


Yup, those but much smaller. Is there a special way to remove them that I am not aware of?

 

Yes the black part locks the ribbon in place,they lift up to unlock the ribbon and are usually on a hinge.

 

If you just pull the ribbon out, you will tear it, or ware of the carbon contacts on the end of the ribbon cable ripping it out, either way will most likely render it useless.

 

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post #13 of 17
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The ribbon cables are so tiny on my laptop that I could not see that I had to do that at all....

Well, that sucks.... Thanks for the info everyone.

The only good news I have is the laptop is NOT dead. It turned on when I clicked the power button.....

So if I can buy a new keyboard/trackpad for it I can get it back to 100% functionality. I'm going to open it up again and try to see if I can get to the CPU this time so I can finish the upgrade.

Thanks everyone.

Edit: I also want to mention I never "Pull" anything out with alot of pressure unless I know I need to, the ribbon cables came out while I was pulling lightly I would say. It ripped way too easy, thus why I assumed it was just the horrid quality over my own mistake.
Edited by Bboy500 - 11/26/12 at 5:40am
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post #14 of 17
Note some of the smaller tabs just slide out

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And not up, some wierd things, those black tabs break easily too
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post #15 of 17
Is this a joke?

You were too rough. Really dude, if this is a surprise to you, then man, you need to just stay with the desktops...

Yeah most of the internals are built to be as small and thermally resistant as possible, not super strong and tensile. You can't jerk anything around and expect it to stay working. tongue.gif
     
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post #16 of 17
lol don't just yank cables out of laptops man. I'll be the sixth person to say, ribbon cables have a special unlocking mechanism. I wish laptop teardown guides explained this because they mostly just say "Yeah remove the monitor cable, remove this cable, remove that cable" and they don't specifically say that certain cables require unlocking with lifting a tab or removing the brackets.

You'll have a lot more fun when you take apart a MacBook. The retina MacBook is like trying to diffuse one of Jigsaw's traps lol.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by TrollingThunder View Post

You'll have a lot more fun when you take apart a MacBook. The retina MacBook is like trying to diffuse one of Jigsaw's traps lol.

Let's see...

-Battery glued to the case, check.
-RAM soldered to the motherboard, check.
-Proprietary SSD, hard drive and screws, check.
-Fused display assembly so if it breaks, the entire laptop is gone, check.


Yeah, sounds like fun....


EDIT: I remember when my dad was replacing an old Dell Inspiron 6400's processor. He had to completely take apart the case, remove the keyboard and detach the monitor before he could even get close to removing the heatsink system.

My current laptop? You can remove all of the screws attaching the heatsink system to the motherboard and case, and it still will not come off. Makes it a huge hassle cleaning the fan because it's covered by the heatsink assembly.
Edited by A Bad Day - 12/1/12 at 9:24pm
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