problem plugging in laptop keyboard

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June 8, 2012 at 18:08:23
Specs: Win 7, 1.90 Ghz
Trouble replacing keyboard in GS' Lenovo Z565 laptop. Removing was no problem. Where I am having trouble is plugging in the new ribbon. I removed the plastic clip but I still cannot slide the ribbon into the slot. Is there some trick or special technique? Direction I got just say plug in the new ribbon and secure keyboard.

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#1
June 9, 2012 at 10:21:10
Can you post any pictures?

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#2
June 9, 2012 at 16:20:01
I don't know how to post pictures to this forum. I don't have an account at a hosting site.

The keyboard ribbon is plastic and has the contacts printed on the bottom site. It is slid under a bar and into a slot with a little plastic keeper. I can't really get the old one back in either. Partially inserted some keys will work and some (left 2-3 each row) will not. Problem with old keyboard was three keys that did not work at all.

Afraid to simply try to pry it up..


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#3
June 10, 2012 at 09:02:14
How about you Email them to me?

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#4
June 10, 2012 at 09:54:11
The slot the ribbon cable plugs into is very narrow - it can be finnicky to get the ribbon cable to plug into it . The end of the ribbon cable must not be bent out of shape at all, and you must make sure the side with contacts on the end of that cable is facing the side of the slot with the contacts in it. You must plug it in so that it's being plugged in staight, perpendicular to the surface the slot is on. You may need to place your fingers across near the end of the ribbon cable such that the entire width of the ribbon cable is supported - relatively rigid - while you're plugging it in.

"I removed the plastic clip "

Which clip ?
Sockets for ribbon cables that have no connector on the end of them often have a method of locking the ribbon cable into the slot right on the slot itself. That should be released before you unplug the cable, and must be released before you plug it in. It may not be removable - it may just move upwards over the slot.


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#5
June 10, 2012 at 12:21:44
I think thats what he meant by clips Tubesandwires.
Are you sure your putting it in the right way?
The way i do it is like put the keyboard the right way up
don't fit it in yet, try to put in the ribbon cable like how it is or watch this- http://www.laptopkeyboard.com/Guide... ( copy, paste and search in address bar)

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#6
June 10, 2012 at 15:27:06
That video is one I have watched. The "clip" to which I refer is a } shaped piece of plastic which clips in on either side of the ribbon slot. You cannot put in upside down as you would have to twist the ribbon and is clear which side the contacts are on. It is simply a matter of getting the end of the ribbon to slide into the slot. For me, it keeps trying to buckle instead of slip in.

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#7
June 10, 2012 at 18:38:38
See the first part of response 4.
If you need to, clamp something across the last part of the cable, such as two pieces of popsicle sticks help in place with a small clamp of some sort, to make the end of the cable more rigid.

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#8
June 11, 2012 at 13:12:41
What happened to the old keyboard?
You sure you didn't snap or break anything when you took out the old keyboard?

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=le...

On the right image is the keyboard connector the white long connector?


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