Repair Speaker Connection to Logic Board
I truly hope someone can help. I've carefully made it through the replacement of my internal HD per iFixit instructions. However, at step 25 (removing speaker connection) the connector on the logic board separated. Is there any way to repair this connection without taking this to an expensive repair shop?
Thank you!! / Curtis
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Majesty, thank you for the quick response. I may live without the onboard speakers. Do you know if the headphone jack is affected without this connector? It appears to be a separate circuit.
I dont think it is, you should be fine if you can live without the speakers. You can always get a USB audio interface or buy some nice speakers to hook up to your output. No problem by the way, thats what we're here for.
I have some soldering experience in tight spaces but these pads are about 700um each with maybe 500um between pads. That's way beyond my capabilities for sure. In fact, a low powered microscope would really help! I wonder if the pencil tip soldering iron mentioned in your link would really work in this situation? More like a needle tip and then the concept of solder droplet size comes into play, etc. I'm really impressed if that's possible!
I've picked up some conductive polymer ink and have added an extremely small amount to the pads and I'm letting it dry now with the connector in place (hopefully). Once that is dried (and not knowing really how much made adhesive-like contact with the connector, I'm going to add a drop of silicone outside the contact area to help secure the connector to the logic board. I'll let you all know how this conductive ink method works if you are interested.
Yes, of course. Keep me posted, I can learn a thing or two from your experience.