This is a picture of the back of my laptop (An ASUS S550CM) with a motherboard/HDD/RAM access panel removed.
The white connector connects the motherboard with the laptops back panel which in turns has contact with the battery. It is either the power cable for the motherboard or for the speakers which are battery-integrated.
The cable has not been disconnected in 5 years. I want to remove the back panel, clean the heatsink and fans of accumulated dust but am unable to remove the back panel since I am unable to disconnect this wire. My questions
- I tried using tweezers to disconnect this wire but was not sure as to how much pressure to apply. Since the connector has not been removed in 5 years, is there anything I can apply or spray to loosen it up and smoothly disconnect without risking damage to the motherboard ?
- What does this connector do - is it a power cable for the motherboard or for the speakers or something else entirely?
- What is the name of this sort of connector? (a general commercial name which will let me locate this on eBay if I happen to break it)
- What is the name for the connecting wire? Are these wires easily available in the market? (I live in Sydney, Australia)