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Old 25th August 2008
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Originally Posted by robbak View Post
Did you have to disconnect the touch pad to access the power socket?
Yes, you have to disassemble the entire thing to get at the power jack.
A broken trace in the flexible strip connecting the touchpad to the motherboard is the most likely cause.
That's what I figure too, but I did check the continuity of all the traces and they were OK. Still, the differing results I get when I reseat the FFC leads me to believe that this is it. It pretty much has to be.
If you can find the break, you can get a little bottle of demister repair compound at an auto supplies store.
I have all sorts of things that I can use for this, but it would be better simply to replace it. Any ideas for vendors? It seems these are not often available to consumers, though I could probably get an engineering sample from one of the vendors.
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