The HP 15-r137wm TouchSmart contains the fourth generation Intel Core i3 processor with a 15.6" LED-backlit high-definition touchscreen display. It contains 6GB of RAM with a 750GB hard drive. The HP 15-r137wm TouchSmart comes complete with Windows 8. The HP 15-r137wm TouchSmart model number is 15-r137wm, which can be located on the bottom of the laptop in the far right corner under the battery.

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Keyboard Zif separated from MB

I have accidentally separated the keyboard Zif connector on my HP 15-n230sa laptop from the main board. Didn't realise the tab was on the opposite side of the connector and stupidly prised it off the board.

Please would you mind taking a look at the pictures and tell me whether this can be rectified? Is there anyway to reseat it back on the board?

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I will find some who can re-solder this for me. Thank you very much for answering my question, much appreciated.


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You are very lucky! The solder pads didn’t get damaged so it should be possible to re-solder the connector back down.

Now the tricky part! To do this right you need a re-work system which uses hot air. Your best bet is to find someone local to you with the needed tools to remount it.

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