Troubles reconnecting new ALPS controller

John Watlington wad at
Wed Apr 14 19:06:48 EDT 2010

Teach the repair centers to not disconnect that cable.

The connector is designed for a single insertion, and
no removal.   This wasn't clear to us/Quanta until recently.

We've discussed replacing it.   The idea behind that
connector is that it will never become disconnected accidentally.
It'll probably happen, but until then:


On Apr 14, 2010, at 12:42 PM, Daniel Drake wrote:

> After the switch to the ALPS touchpad + controller, it's nice to see
> the departure of the 2 ribbon cables that don't have clips (the extra
> bit of plastic came off too easily, making it hard to disconnect the
> cables), but we now have a new difficulty:
> The small ribbon cable that connects the mouse to the ALPS board is
> clipped into the white sockets on both ends with little black clips.
> These clips come off really easily and are hard to put back in place.
> I've seen this happen a few times now and it's a pain. Any chance of
> improvements in the future?
> cheers
> Daniel
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