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Damaged internal keyboard cable.

I have recently damaged the ending part of the keyboard cable and I have cut that off, in a way that the remaining length is still enough to be inserted in its socket.

The logic board still isn't getting any signal, because of the insulating layer that covers the conducting medium.

Is there a way to remove it or is it possible to replace only the cable without having to replace the entire upper case?

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You could try scraping off the insulation with an exacto knife or single sided razor blade... but IMHO it's just easier to replace the ribbon cable.

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Could you show me where to find the replacement part, please?


LMGTFY - You'll have better results plugging in your exact year and other specifics.


If I buy an entire new internal keyboard (because I think it will be the only practical solution) could I use a backlit keyboard (at the moment mine isn't)?


Don't believe so - those machines did not support a backlit keyboard.


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