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It started as a fan replacement....sigh hp g60 125


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#1 belteck

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:04 AM

I have a HP laptop g60-125 that needed a fan replaced. I took it apart noticing the ribbon cables held to the mobo with plastic clips. I carefully pryed them out and was able to finally get the fan. After I swapped the fan and put mobo back I could not for the life of me get the black plastic clips that hold on the touchpad and power button cables to the mobo. I turned on the laptop by pressing the power button ribbon cable into the socket just to make sure it would boot back up. The touchpad however would not work the same way. Im looking at two potential problems
1. I may have ruined the touchpad cable which isnt as big of a deal as number 2.
2. Those stupid little black plastic clips will not seem to hold the cable in place. Im wondering if by me prying them out I may have ruined them.

Kinda stuck at this point and not sure if I should find a dead Mobo and pray they have those clips in tact...

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:20 AM

Those are called ZIF tape and reel type connectors, please be vary careful with these, they are one hell of pain to replace because the solder connections are SO CLOSE together, they are virtually impossible to get a soldering iron on without having solder bridges.

There are two types of those connectors, one type is with a flip lever, the other type has a clip that either pulls out slightly allowing the T&R flat ribbon wire to slip in and the clip is pushed back in to hold the ribbon in place.

The other is one where the clip comes completely out of the connector, the ribbon wire is inserted and the clip is placed on top of the ribbon wire and pressed into place.

If for any reason, you have broken the flip lever off of its hinges, you are in for one hell of a time replacing this connector and gluing it won't apply enough pressure to make the contacts mate properly.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:33 AM

I came back to this thread to ask you exactly which connector in image number 3 you are having a problem with.

I see a white connector on the left and a black flip lever on right. Which one are you having a problem with?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 11:44 AM

I came back to this thread to ask you exactly which connector in image number 3 you are having a problem with.

I see a white connector on the left and a black flip lever on right. Which one are you having a problem with?

Bruce.

Yes number 3 the center white one missing the black clip, is the touchpad ribbon cable connector that im having issues with. Now its either my ribbon cable is shot from disassembly
and or the fact that I cannot get a good secure connection anyone due to the clips are not staying in place anymore.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:01 PM

Okay I am looking at that image, although it's a small image, was the lock a flip up type or was there a plastic wedge that went into it?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:10 PM

I found some information on your laptop

Here is a picture of your connector.

Attached File  123.jpg   37.54KB   10 downloads


Here is some information on the C60 laptop.


http://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-motherboard-from-compaq-presario-cq50-cq60-cq70-laptop/

Does the connector above look like your broken connector?

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:14 PM

Oh by the way when you visit the link above be sure to scroll down the page, the site is free and of course they have to plant some advertising links on the pages here and there, so please be sure to scroll down the page for the whole topic.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:58 AM

I use a flathead screw driver to lock and unlock those clips also you should always place the ribbon in properly as they can get loose.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:35 AM

Okay I am looking at that image, although it's a small image, was the lock a flip up type or was there a plastic wedge that went into it?

Bruce.

Honestly ive been trying to figure that out for a few days now. Ive come to the conclusion that they are the flip up kind and I did not even realize they flip up. But it works and you sir are a god for that detailed info. I plan on putting a piece of tape on the connectors just in case.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

thanks again guys

Edited by belteck, 15 March 2011 - 01:03 PM.





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