Broke some little connectors on the logic board: no sound

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lulock, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. lulock, Feb 9, 2013
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    lulock macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    Trying to remove a bent battery screw, accidentally broke three little connectors on the logic board that apparently control the audio jack, the computer now detects a digital out cable connected and the little red light comes from the port. The only way to make the speakers to work is to link the metallic contacts on the logic board with a piece of metal. I was thinking of soldering the connectors and fixing the issue that way, but was wondering if anybody here had any similar experience trying to fix a problem in this matter and if they were successful, or if doing this will damage the board in any way. Here's a picture of the points I want to link with solder on the board:
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  2. Grmnracing macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2011

    The image doesn't show up.
  3. johnnnw macrumors 65816


    Feb 7, 2013
    I doubt you'll find someone who's had this problem as (I'm just saying) most people are extremely careful when working on their Macbooks. If you can fix it then go for it but good luck finding someone who had this exact problem on the exact pin. :(
  4. lulock thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    I thought so, but I really have nothing to lose asking, and to tell you the truth it is a little scary soldering on a logic board, so I wanted to know if someone had any tips... ;)
  5. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2010
    As long as you dont keep the iron at those points until you cook the board and you know that bridging those points will fix it then it should just be a quick fix.
  6. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000


    Jul 18, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Perfect reason to keep your MacBook closed and not mess with delicate parts that shouldn't be messed with.
  7. lulock thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2013
    thank you for the replies. Wafflausages: I'm no expert solderer (or whatever one who solders is called), but I'm going to try or fry the board doing it... :p
    PatriotInvasion: I wish I could say I've learned my lesson, but I know I'll keep messing with the stuff inside electronics that I should not mess with... It is in my nature I guess...

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