Replacing batteries, I broke the zif connector clamp. Options?
In replacing batteries on a donated Macbook Pro, I broke not only the top hinge but also the contacts base of the ZIF connector where the trackpad looks to connect to the logic board. I could include a photo but it’s just not there except for a tiny corner. In a rush I even ordered a couple ribbon cables to play with but I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to work at all.
So, options. Does this cable only connect the trackpad, or both the keyboard and the pad in a chain? Could a wireless mouse and/or keyboard bypass this disaster?
I have not installed the new battery or pulled apart the trackpad yet.