Broken Ribbon cable clip

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Stevs Evs, May 9, 2019.

  1. Stevs Evs

    Stevs Evs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello folks

    I snapped a ribbon cable clip on my motherboard. Its actually the one that secures the ribbon cable which powers my Alienware 18 up.

    Its currently taped up to hold it secure.

    Does anyone know where I can get a replacement clip, or a way of holding the cable in without tape?

    Thank you

    Steve
     
  2. Xikar

    Xikar Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have the same problem with an old Clevo on which I am going to attempt a mobo replacement.

    I got used to using a wireless usb keyboard but going to try to restore the ribbon without a clip, maybe can figure out a way to wedge instead of using tape.

    Sorry I can’t help with how to find a clip but if I can figure out something will let you know.

    Hope someone can help...maybe you can try a search in the marketplace here.
     
  3. imest

    imest Notebook Consultant

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    I remember someone on this forum using an plastic soda bottle to make a replacement clip. Something you could try? as for a replacing with an official part, you will probably have to find another motherboard to part from or replace the motherboard.


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  4. Stevs Evs

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    Hi guys
    Thanks both for your replies. Much appreciated. I read elsewhere on t'internet that this is an irreversible breakage in terms of replacements.
    I'll use the 'fudging it' method (plastic wedge)
    I think there's a gap in the market for ribbon cable clips !
    Steve
     
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