I'm having trouble finding a replacement cable for my Asus N53S. I've Googled, looked on eBay, Amazon, and checked this forum. Could anyone direct me to a place to purchase this part?
Thank you very much!
What you want to look for is a replacement palmrest, the one side of that cable (the white side) was not meant to be removed and repair would be difficult at best - I found one that I believe would work for $80 but I would suggest shopping around some to see if you can't find a better price
Hi. Don't mean to bump an old thread but I'm not sure if you ever found a solution and this is one of the first results on Google so I'm posting here to help you or anyone else that has this problem in the future. I recently had the same problem and fixed it for rather cheap. Mine's a N53SV and on that at least (should be the same for N53s, N53SN, and N53SM as well) there's no need for a costly replacement of the entire palmrest. The PCB that controls the power buttons comes off of that and a small cable detaches from the PCB. On mine it was a little white ribbon cable with a blue bit at one end. All of these are replaceable independently and are much cheaper than the whole assembly.
on a side note there are little brown clamps that hold said ribbon cable both on the PCB and the motherboard itself. Whatever you do don't damage those as I've not been able to find them for sale independently anywhere and should one snap off (like the one on my motherboard side did) you'll have to jury rig something to hold the wire in place (i used some thin cardboard)