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[Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

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[Solved] T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#1 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Hi T'padders

I got a 2nd hand T460 that suffered a water accident. The previous owner said that while cleaning the mobo with Isopropyl alcohol it damaged a mobo connector.

I opened the T460 today and I see she/he broke the closing mechanism for the trackpad connector, as the pic below shows:

https://i.imgur.com/JFoGpes.jpg

Is there any way to fix this? I tried a redneck approach and put some kapton tape on top of the cable, the inserted it in the connector and kaptop-taped it again. But this did not work (not that I had great expectations about this).

Any hint is welcome! Thanks a lot in advance!
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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#2 Post by dr_st » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:53 pm

Could you please convert the image to a link/thumbnail before someone has a heart attack?
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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#3 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:37 pm

Weird... I inserted the imgur link... Let me try again...

EDIT: Done
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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:12 am

I "fixed" a few of those by inserting a folded piece of paper between flex-cable and connector-housing.
This might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Du4hd8MOU
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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#5 Post by Tasurinchi » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:12 pm

Thanks for the hint, I'll give it a try.

Is there any glue that could work? I was searching in eBay and found some glues that are conductive, like this example: silver conductive glue. Is this an alternative? Or a totally bonkers idea?

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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 pm

Do NOT glue it, the flexcable needs pressure from above, which glue cannot give!
Also try maybe a piece of an old credit-card or similar.
It's easy enough.
Once you have the paper/carton/credcard in place, only then put a piece of Kapton tape or similar over it.

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Re: T460 - Mobo connector for trackpad damaged

#7 Post by Tasurinchi » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:58 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Do NOT glue it
Roger that, I'll do the paper trick tomorrow...

EDIT: And the paper trick did the work! Palmrest and Touchpoint work... (Not that I doubted RBS solution, but I wasn't sure if anything else was damaged :wink:)
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