This unit came in with problems with keyboard.
-Some keys not working
-Sometimes the keyboard will not work at all
Upon inspection, I found that the retaining clip for the keyboard ribbon cable was not locking into place. But when held manually, all the keys functioned normally. So a decision was made in the most economical sense.
Replace the motherboard [cost ~ $100]
Replace the connector [cost $75 for 2 hours labor]
Glue the connector in place [$50]
Using a Hot Glue gun and only gluing the edges of the connector does several things.
- Saves the customer money
- Allows existing parts to be used
- Keeps the keyboard connector in place
- The hot glue can easily be removed and not damaging the motherboard any further