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Macbook A1181 keyboard issue

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I've been using a Macbook A1181 for a couple of weeks to learn xCode. All has been well until the optical drive failed.g

I had to remove the keyboard and I replaced the drive. However then the macbook wouldn't startup. I've checked the keyboard ribbon connection and it is plugged in security. TO ensure nothing else was wrong I booted the macbook by shorting out the power pins on the motherboard and lion booted up fine, but the OS complained no keyboard was available.

I suspect I just need to purchase a new keyboard - but can anyone confirm or deny this. A new keyboard we a welcome addition as the keyboard is looking very scruffy!

Any advice most welcome.
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Upon playing around with the ribbon connector, the macbook fired up without any other prodding. still complained about lack of keyboard once all booted up and wouldn't switch off - but would think likely indicate an issue with the keyboard/ribbon cable rather than an issue with the logic boards.
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