How to fix ribbon cable attachment to touchpad
I opened my laptop to clean dust out and while prying the keyboard open two of the three ribbon cables came undone on their own. I've fixed one (the skinny one on the right when you're facing the screen) but the one leading to the touchpad (skinny white one on the left) possibly broke? The end connected to the motherboard with a snap in latch is still attached, it's the other end that attaches to the touchpad may be broken (there's no way to snap it in - did I break that?) The cable itself seems intact and the end of the cable has the silver metal lines that make the connection.
The computer works fine except for the touchpad being completely dead. I haven't been able to find a picture of what it should look like when attached.
Any help is appreciated! I'd rather fix this myself than take it in someplace.
Images of reattached ribbon wire - my partner slid it in metal pieces up but the touchpad does not work. There's no clip on this attachment.
This is the side that remained attached to the motherboard.
Looks like we slid it in upside down, and I think the pins are now bent. Thinking I need to replace the touchpad now. There seems to be no way to slide it in and taping the ribbon wire down doesn't work.
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