Disconnected by mistake display data connector on the board
Was trying to discover why just purchased working power supply for A1278 doesn't charge the battery, following the hints here disconnected the battery, Macbook still dark no sound, no display. Tried all recommended here combinations, decided to check power board (was advised), but by mistake polled out Display data connector and for two days cannot figure out how to put it back. Looked at several pictures displaying how to pull it out, but I cannot figure out how to put it back.
Any help greatly appreciated. Trying to do it myself, had quite a lot of experience with replacing drives, memory, other stuff, but got stuck here.
No money to spend on repair shop, the cost of repair would damage my budget considerably, hope to overcome the problem. with your help. Don't understand where the pins on the cable connector go into the on- board connector!
It says "Post my answer", but it's still my question
I've made some pictures from different angles an still don't understand (probably getting old) how this strange (for me) plug on the end of the cable fits into the connector on the board. All the answers say "straight - not up" when unplugging, so what is the direction to move the upper part - from right to left toward the connector - and then what? Sorry for being so dumb, I'm upset with myself, I'm a Mac man since Mac Plus and have done a lot of small work myself, never before I got stuck like that! Please help, I'm on small Social Security and they will rob me at the repair shop.
Adding another image showing the pins on the cable connector. Where do they go? Dan, you are correct, I just can't figure out how the two parts mate
I've already sent my reply, don't know where it went, so here I am again.
I still don't understand how the plug on the cable fits into the connector on the board. Do I move it by the flap from right to left - and then what? Push it down when I get over the connector? Sorry to be so dumb, I've used to do some work on my Macs pretty easily (starting with Mac Plus). Probably just getting old :) But, if i fail with that, I'm hopelessly screwed up. Please help!
Great, the pictures were posted and displayed, two hours later - no pictures! What should I do???
Thanks, Dan! You cannot imagine how I'm upset with my own inability to figure it all out. That's just not me.
Here are the images I've sent before the last:
- including the last one that shows the pins on the cable. Does this pin connector go into the gap under the little brass bridge on the board connector?
Is this a good question?