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Laptop Cable Connector

Posted on 2009-04-07
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Keyboard was broken on HP laptop. HP sent a keyboard with online directions for installing.  While installing the keyboard, I put the cable into the connector on the motherboard.  The plastic latch holding the connector in place fell off...broke off..it was like butter.  In any event, HP won't cover the expense for user damage...I would like to know if I can glue or is there anything I can use to hold the very fine cable in place without replacing the whole motherboard?
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I did this once and used splicing tape to hold the ribbon on afterward. Laptop is still in use (8 months later)
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Is splicing tape the same as scotch tape?
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No, it is a little thicker. Its the stuff that your local photo lab uses to tape film to the leader card before putting it through the machine. I would say scotch tape is a little too thin, and probably wouldn't hold.
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