I went to 3 local electronic part shops today, including Radio Shack. None of them sold the ribbon cable. I contacted the manufacturer of the device and they know itís a known issue. They offered to sell me a new pcb - ribbon - pcb for $25. Im going to go that route since I cant find the cable locally and online stores sell it in bulk. Plus its never fun soldering such small wires
BTW, this is the device I am talking about. If you look at the hinge, the cable actually goes from the base of the unit to the lid.