11-23-2004 04:57 AM
11-23-2004 02:11 PM
11-23-2004 03:32 PM
If I am correct, then this special clip is a push-on plastic part that could be separated from the main keyboard connector. It looks like a T with a small hooks at each end.
You pull this clip up carefully to release the pressure between the Keyboard ribbon cable and keyboard connector so that you can remove the keyboard ribbon cable and in turn remove the keyboard completely from the motherboard.
Steve is right on. HP/Compaq will not sell you this small clip. You should be okay to insert back the keyboard ribbon cable into this connector but you can not be sure it will not get loose later.
If you have any computer junk yard in your area, I bet you can find it on some of the motherboards. If not, then
What is the model number of the Pavilion notebook ?
If I am lucky, maybe I can find one from a broken motherboard for you (no guarantee from this part of Great White North).
07-19-2008 04:18 PM
If anyone knows where to get one of these clips, please let me know. Thank you.
01-15-2012 06:34 PM
Ok. Here's what happened. I installed a new motherboard in my V2402US Compaq Presario after I had installed a new keyboard and souped it up with 4 gigs of memory. I even thought I might buy a faster processor.
As it turned out, the second time that I pulled that keyboard ribbon clip out of the motherboard, it disintegrated.
Just like the rest of you, I can't find a tiny little 5 cent part to save my beloved computer.
Fortunately, I got a great deal on a pair of Presario CQ60s at Best Buy for little more than $200 each (brand new).
I can hardly wait to see how it goes from here.
On the up side, the same version of a Hewlitt-Packard would have cost me more than $500 each compared with the CQ60 Presarios.
So what can I say?
I got much more processor speed, much more memory and, so far, nothing has gone wrong other than the reason I got these so cheap in the Compaq brand (oversensitive mouse) and a display screen that I was a bit too brutal with while wiping it down (I have two big blue splotches from where I guess that I pressed too hard with my paper towels). At least, I don't have cooling system troubles like I did with the V2402US (so far).
I'm about ready to use Super Glue on that darn Keyboard Ribbon.