Ultrabook line; released June 2012

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ZIF Mainboard-Touchpad cable lock broken


The cable lock/socket hinge on the motherboard of my Zenbook broke off after I misjudged it for one with a slide lock and pulled it out. Afterwards I also lost it.

Now obviously the zenbook has no connection to the touchpad.

Here's a picture of the connector without the hinge: http://i57.tinypic.com/2vxhs3s.jpg

How do I fix this? Can I replace the connector? Can I fix the connector? Could I maybe swap the connectors (i.e. put the working connector from the touchpad on the mainboard and then replace the touchpad)?

Its such an annoying mistake and I feel really stupid I hope you can help me.

best regards Alex

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Try using a hot glue gun. The glue is too thick and dries too fast to spread into the actual connection. I also doubt it'll melt any of the cable sheathing, but just in case, heat up a drop, wait a sec or two and see if you can mold it into the joint with your fingers.

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Hello ledieu,

did you find a solution for your problem?

Same happened to me just know.

Would be great to hear from you!

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No I haven't

But if you try the hotglue I'd like to know if and how well it works.

For me I have it half fixed with tape and folded paper to hold the cable in the socket

But sometimes the connection drops

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ledieu will be eternally grateful.
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