Need help connecting Galaxy Tab 10.1 ribbon cables

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  1. nxwing
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    Hey guys, I have an old tablet collecting dust for months now. I want to use it again but I disco ered t won't turn on. I removed the back panel and I saw that the ribbon cables aren't properly connected. After searching on the internet, I've been advised to remove the ribbon cables and then connect them properly. I've disconnected them but I don't know how to connect them properly. How do I know if they are connected properly? Thanks in advance

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  2. war2thegrave

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    Did you just yank those ribbon cables out of the sockets?

    Without clear close up pictures of each socket, it won't be possible to
    provide a definitive explanation on how to operate them since there are
    many different types. However, it is possible to provide a general
    description of how they work and maybe you can work it out from there.

    The socket is usually composed of two parts, the light colored part and
    the dark colored part. The light part is the slot that the ribbon cable is
    inserted into which allows it to make contact with the pins. The dark part
    is the clamp that locks the ribbon cable into place so that the cable
    doesn't move or become disconnected.
    Ensure that you know how the clamp operates before doing anything
    and be careful of applying to much pressure or handling the cable or
    socket to roughly. After that, it's fairly easy.

    Make sure that the clamp is disengaged, insert the cable into the slot,
    then engage the clamp.
     
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    thanks for the reply. I took close-up shots of the sockets.

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  4. Joe88

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    I think you insert the cable then push that brown tab down into the connector
     
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    Your device may be different, but it should
    be similar enough to apply to your
    Situation.