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robinsonb5
10th March 2012, 14:29
I've just bought a second-hand Dell D430 - lovely little machine, but the pointing stick's not working. I've just discovered that the connector for the little 4-wire ribbon cable has lost its retaining clip, and the cable seems to want to sit further left than it should.

Does anyone have any ideas for solving this?

Bad_Ad84
10th March 2012, 15:42
Replace the connector (jp6)?

This is quite common and often out of most peoples soldering skills - oftwns means you can pick up an item with this fault cheap and assuming your soldering is good enough - a very cheap repair

thecellartroll
10th March 2012, 16:55
Just move the cable into the centre and jam a little bit of thin plastic behind...