Front panel come off Gamecube - please help me get it back on!

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  1. SG
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    SG GBAtemp Fan

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    Goddamit!

    I carefully stepped over the controller wire and without noticing, tripped on the 2nd one. I pulled the front panel of my GC off, as it was sat loose in the Cube as I am awaiting mini DVDs so am using large ones with the top off ATM.

    So, I thought I needed to solder it but the connection points are tiny. I then noticed that it has glue on it, and I stuck it down but the metal connector bits kind of bend away a bit. I pressed it down and it doesn't connect properly in all positions, especially when the panel is put back in the Cube. Has this happened to anyone before? How do I fix it? I stuck it down with electrical tape and pressed really hard, and I have partial connectivity. The 1st pad registers but not the 2nd one and the light is dimmer than usual. If I change the angle of the panel by taking it out then sometimes it gets a perfect connection but I need to fix it so it's like it was.

    Can anyone help me here?!
     
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    if u don't fix it you can buy a replacment cube for next to nothing...
     
  3. Armadillo

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    Not having much luck with this cube are you?. Any way are you talking about the white flat cable that's in the this picture http://wiki.nintendo-scene.com/Image:Gamec...ort_screws.jpg?. That's come away from the board slightly?. If you are then the only way to fix it is to use solder , the glue is just on the cable to give it some extra support. It's either straighten the connectors back out , line em up and solder or new front panel.
     
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    Yeah it's that cable.

    Looks like I'll have to invest in a smaller tipped soldering iron then.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Thanks. I hope I can do it myself - I'm kicking myself over such a moronic mistake.