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Repair guides and disassembly information for the 16-inch MacBook Pro released in October of 2021, featuring Apple-designed M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs. Model A2485.

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I need to purchase a replacement part (see the one marked in a red rectangle in the photo), which is the connection between the keyboard cable and the motherboard. I accidentally broke the clamp bar (locking lever) when I tried to check the connection. Is it called "Keyboard cable connector" or "Keyboard FPC cable connector"?

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@johnnyheath the keyboard Zif connector is a DDK FF14A-34C-R11DL-B-3H Here is the Datasheet FF14A C

Just in case you have to try to find a matching one without the part number:

Series FF14A

Number of contacts 34

Connector height 0.9mm

Connector depth 4.43mm connector width 19.4mm

The issue here is that you cannot purchase the lock separately. You will have to find a replacement connector and then try to remove the lock from the new one to mount to the old one. Not easy but it can be done. I would get a couple of connectors just in case. Last resort will be to remove the old connector and solder a new one in its place. Big job for good tools and excellent skills.

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Thank you very much for the detailed information. It is very helpful. I will follow it up.


Again, thank you for the information. I googled the part and found it at ( The unit is very inexpensive ($0.30). I purchased 5 units and will try to replace the lock level as you suggested. I will provide an update on the outcome.


@johnnyheath awesome. Let us know how it all works out.


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