Trackpad not working on Dell 1525 after changing the keys

By eyemfedup2
Nov 21, 2010
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  1. hello again
    i need a little advice
    i changed the keys on the keypad and now touch pad doesn't work at all
    tried old one and it doesn't work either
    made sure ribbon cables where connected and the pull tab up
    am i missing something?
    not the first time this has happened on a 1525
    any help would be much appreciated
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Are you refering to the tab (that swings up to release) on the connector the ribbon sits in?

    If so, the tab needs to be up in order for the ribbon cable to be inserted fully, and its then pushed down so its flush with the ribbon.

    I've also renamed the title of your thread to something more suitable, as this will help you get better assistance from others.
  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 69

    i need all the help i can get lol
    ok i removed old left right click button assembly only not the whole touch pad
    worked fine before but switch was weak
    all it is is the two buttons and a small ribbon cable
    hooked it up exactly the same cant remove the ribbon from the buttons

    i guess i did something wrong because even after trying to put the old one back in
    the touch pad is dead
    the two other ribbons are connected
    cant see anything not connected

    now i have ordered a new ribbon cable for connector A kinda shabby

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