Depends on the model of the Vaio, you may be lucky and find it socketed
at the keyboard end, more likely its a fixed connection, the other end
will be in a socket.
Now the bad news, these sockets are not user friendly, you really need a
special tool to remove the cable. The top of the socket has to be lifted
up before the cable can be removed, this must be done from the both ends
at once, as if its not kept level those things have a habbit of breaking,
and on the motherboard end, thats time for a new machine.
Unless you are at home with working on this type of thing I would really
send it back to sony for a repair.
In your case it could be any number of things, from the actual keyboard
being faulty to (as you think) the cable.
> I know that this might be a little off topic but Linux people seem to be
> very clued up about all things hardware.
> My question is I have a Sony VAIO. The keyboard is faulty, specifically
> I have intermittent problems with 6, -, del and a few others. I think
> that this is due to the physical connection between the keyboard cable
> and the keyboard, as if I mess about in this general area, everything is
> OK again for a few hours.
> The keyboard "cable" is a plastic filmy flexible printed circuit type
> thing. So does anyone know how these are joined to the keyboard... is it
> heat like soldering, or glue, or what?
> Answers gratefully received as I don't want to have to send it off to
> SONY and fork out a ton of money to have it repaired and be without it
> for weeks....
> Best to all,