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MBP earl 2011 15". I broke my trackpad wire. Keyboard dead. No OSX login......what is this I don't even

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Hello all, long time lurker and admirer signing in o/ What a great community and site going on here.


On to my question:

In the process of reapplying the TIM on the CPU/GPU heatsink, I failed to remove the protective bracket over the trackpad/keyboard wire on the logic board. As a result, the trackpad wire is ripped up pretty bad. The keyboard wire seems all fine but did get snapped out by force from its connector, during the incident.

When I powered on the mac (not really understanding at first what had happened, yeah I know, just shoot me) the mac reported that it did not have a trackpad connected. "No problem, we'll use the bluetooth magic mouse, which works." Well then the keyboard doesn't work. "No problem, we'll use the spare USB keyboard". So when I've managed to both point the cursor to the password window and write it down, the mac says "Login is not possible because an error has occured."?

I'm really lost. I've managed to buy a spare trackpad cable, which will arrive mon-wed 8-11.4, but what is going on with my keyboard? And the login?

As a final shocker twist in this plot, the keyboard does work(power on, keep option in, arrow keys to navigate partitions, enter to choose), when I boot into the bootcamp W7 partition. Which then obviously proceeds with never loading but stopping at a black screen.

As I said, I'm lost. Is the trackpad cable a good place to start? I sure hope so. What else is going on with my mac? Will I need a new top case? Is my OSX broken?

This I know - a dude fixed his trackpad and keyboard, by just repositioning his trackpad cable, on a 2008 MBP: The thread is huge and has apparently helped numbers of people




Thanks for any help at all
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One desperate bump before giving up, thank God for home insurance that pays for Apple service thumb.gif

Here's the ripped trackpad wire btw.


Edited by Nick_V - 4/7/13 at 11:10am
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