Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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MacBook Pro 17 cable won't go back in?

What is this cable for right here if anyone can recognize it?

It won't go back in, anything I can do?

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can you add some more pictures so we can see more

Like a shot where you can cover the whole laptop

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That's the keyboard ribbon cable. Unlock the retainer, put a piece of electrical tape on it and pull it into the socket. See step #17 on this guide: MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Logic Board Replacement

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