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Re-connecting fan ribbon cable

I am trying to install a new fan but the ribbon cable is so small and flexible, I can't insert it into the ZIF socket.

Any suggestions?

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Get some electrical tape and cut it down the the width of the ribbon cable fold over one end to create a pull tab. Now place the tape onto the ribbon to give your self something to pull either in or out as needed. Then you can peel off the tape.

Don't forget the unlatch the connector first!

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Close the latch after the cable is fully inserted to lock it in place.

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