View Full Version : Laptop ribbon cable retaining clip

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?

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

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