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nblsavage
June 14th, 2009, 07:29 PM
So the filthy 130XE I found at Goodwill Outlet still works but the keyboard is shot. The ribbon cable that attaches to the slot on the motherboard has a hole in it.
I was thinking of attempting to hardwire the keyboard to the motherboard and bypass the ribbon cable, has anyone done anything similar?

Unknown_K
June 14th, 2009, 09:26 PM
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/130xe.htm

These guys have new keyboards for $20 plus shipping. If possible just bridge the trace(s) cut by the hole with something conductive.

nblsavage
June 15th, 2009, 07:20 AM
http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/130xe.htm

These guys have new keyboards for $20 plus shipping. If possible just bridge the trace(s) cut by the hole with something conductive.

Thanks for that link. I just may go that route.