Laptop/Cable Ribbon Issue

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ASUS laptops
cable ribbons
is it safe?
I was performing maintenance on my ASUS Laptop, the laptop somehow came on when I was about to connect the power button's cable ribbon. Now I have an exposed active laptop with the keyboard cover to the side. Is it safe to connect the power cable ribbon while it is on? If not, then it appears I have no other choice, but to wait for the battery to drain. 

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What did you mean by 'performing maintenance'? Did you use a software/tool or maintaining in other way? Also what did it mean by keyboard cover to the side?
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  • Smoinstein
    In regards to your question about what I meant by performing maintenance, I was cleaning out the laptop with an compressed air duster, along with changing the battery that had reached the end of it's life cycle.

    As for the keyboard cover to the side bit, you're able to detach the keyboard to reveal the laptop's components. I was about to connect the power cable ribbon, but before I could clamp down the ribbon, I must of pressed the power button. The laptop suddenly beginning to run made me jerk, pulling out the ribbon for the power button. I was wondering if it would be safe to proceed with connecting the ribbons while the laptop was running. Shortly after I posted the question, I began to get request rejections from the site. Therefore, I decided to ditch the whole waiting for the battery to drain idea. I went ahead on connecting the power ribbon, fortunately turned out to be no issue. Powered it off, connected the other two for the keyboard and touch pad and voila, keyboard cover back on and laptop is functioning properly. 

    Nonetheless, thank you for putting your time into my question.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Glad to know that you have solved the issue with your own efforts. Just a little reminder, as you mentioned that you have changed the laptop battery, please keep in mind, always go with original manufacturer's battery that they provided. As it is an ASUS laptop, hope you bought original ASUS battery from an authorized dealer. While local made batteries may reduce your laptop's life or damage the same.
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  • ToddN2000
    Going forward, any time you work on a laptop remove the battery and do not plug it in. You don't want to take a chance of shorting out anything inside if there is still a power source.
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