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Asus Keyboard Nightmare

#1 Post by dwilsonfl » Tue May 14, 2019 10:21 pm

So someone gave me an Asus laptop to fix and it had a horrible kyb. Took it off, got ready to install a new replacement and grrrrrrr. The darn cable to the MB is so short I can't get it seated. I can get all the others, but the main cable is just too short. Any ideas appreciated. It's a decent unit i7, SSD etc so I'd like to use it at school.

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Re: Asus Keyboard Nightmare

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue May 14, 2019 10:36 pm

Tweezers, a flashlight, and a healthy dose of patience. I've done it, it sucks. I had a friend doing a RAM swap in one of these, I think I had the keyboard tilted up by the front, maybe 15 degrees, he had a flashlight pointing in and I had some really long forceps to jam it in there and push the bail arm down. I have small fingers which helped but still. At one point I believe I had to catch the hard plastic part of the ribbon cable on my finger. This may be slightly different to your ASUS, but this was my story with that darn cable.
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Re: Asus Keyboard Nightmare

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed May 15, 2019 12:51 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:36 pm
Tweezers, a flashlight, and a healthy dose of patience.
Been there too.
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