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Uber Geek


#228961 31-Jan-2018 20:56
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I have an Asus Laptop X551c that has the keyboard cable detached internally (oops). It's a tiny ribbon cable that looks impossible to put back on. Is it possible / economic to get them put back on?


If not, available for parts. The disk seems mostly stuffed. Display / RAM / CPU ok but probably soldered in. i3 4GB RAM.




Also, a tip. Don't try to take laptops apart to image the hard disk for backup unless you really, really need to. If they have a hard drive bay then sure, but not if you have to take the whole base off.

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  #1949720 31-Jan-2018 21:17
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That looks to me like a ZIF socket, in which case it should just slide right in. It may have a retention lever that you need to pull up. They can be a bit fiddly to get in but shouldn't be a huge problem.


Also, wrong forum I think?


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  #1949733 31-Jan-2018 21:39
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Might be wrong forum, might not.

I'll read about that socket tomorrow thanks. Will try to get s photo tomorrow night

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