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keyboard removal on HP laptop? Answered

During the memory upgrade on my HP compaq 4200, I disconnected the keyboard, the two cables are now detached from the motherboard what can I do to successfully reconnect ?

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Thermionic
Thermionic

9 years ago

Youll need a spcial tool called "a shotgun". I hate my HP. In all seriousness, the guy before me is right, they just slide in.

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nurdee1
nurdee1

Answer 9 years ago

Agree shotgn or about half a pound of plastic explosive. seriouslly HPs are garbage.

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Thermionic
Thermionic

Answer 9 years ago

"I can't find the C4 key"!

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nurdee1
nurdee1

Answer 9 years ago

Very Very funny.

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Vyger
Vyger

9 years ago

Those little ribbon cables slide in and out of the connectors. Some of the connectors have locks that secure the cables in place and some are just pressure fit. If it is a locking one normally there is a bar that slides forward. I wish I had a picture, but the bar is plastic and is pretty small. Usually just a fingernail is enough to pull it forward. The entire thing slides forward just a little. Then you slip the cable into it and push the lock back. On the other type all you need to do is push the end of the ribbon cable into it and it will hold it. They are not meant to be unplugged and plugged in a lot of times. On occasion the cables do work loose which is why its one of the first things people who work on laptops will check.
If you have a lot of trouble getting the cable into the socket you can use a small pair of smooth jaw long nose pliers to hold it and push it in but usually just fingers work fine.