I'm trying to repair an S3700 the buttons (record ect.) stopped working and when I took it apart to clear the dust out I accidentally removed a zif cable and now I can't reconnect it.

The actual connector appears to lack a locking flap, and after much searching I'm having trouble trying to reconnect it. I haven't been able to find anything on zif connectors that talks about those without locking flaps (I know they do exist).

Sorry in advance if this is a really nooby question I'm new

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

  • \$\begingroup\$ There are different types of locking mechanisms. Please see this question for two of them. Is your connector like one of those? \$\endgroup\$ – bitsmack Jun 5 '18 at 21:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you show a photo? \$\endgroup\$ – PlasmaHH Jun 5 '18 at 21:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Bitsmack I honestly don't know it looks more like the "No Fuss connector" described here [ifixit.com/Guide/Recognizing+%26+Disconnecting+Cable+Connectors/… I don't see a visible locking mechanism either slide or flip. \$\endgroup\$ – user190684 Jun 5 '18 at 21:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PlasmaHH, I tried but the resolution quite poor the actually connector is circled in red, as you can there does not appear to be a lock of any kind. \$\endgroup\$ – user190684 Jun 5 '18 at 21:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ It is possible you damaged the connector and broke off the bit that locks it? \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Jun 5 '18 at 21:35

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