Fan Connector

w00t951

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I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" with the 2.53 GHz 6MB L2 cache processor and the 512 MB 9600GT. While tearing it down, I accidentally took the entire fan connector of the leftside fan completely off the logic board. I took it to the Apple store, where they said that they wanted $1,500 to buy a new logic board. I have this weird feeling that they are trying to rip me off, and that they could have repaired the fan connector. Does anyone have a method to reattach the connector or something? It doesn't matter if it will void the warranty because it's already expired. Thanks.
 

A.W.E.S.O.M.-0

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I have a late 2008 Macbook Pro 15" with the 2.53 GHz 6MB L2 cache processor and the 512 MB 9600GT. While tearing it down, I accidentally took the entire fan connector of the leftside fan completely off the logic board. I took it to the Apple store, where they said that they wanted $1,500 to buy a new logic board. I have this weird feeling that they are trying to rip me off, and that they could have repaired the fan connector. Does anyone have a method to reattach the connector or something? It doesn't matter if it will void the warranty because it's already expired. Thanks.
If I were you I would post this problem at iFixit.com, I'm sure someone there (they take repairing macs VERY seriously) knows exactly if, and if so, how to solve this problem. Theoretically this should be repairable, but how difficult or risky it is I have no idea...
 

w00t951

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Okay, first of all, each connector on the logic board for the fan socket is about 0.5mm X 0.5mm. And there are six of them. Well, my friend, who is incredibly skilled in building electronics at the component level, managed to cleanly solder the connector back on. The question I posted on iFixit has said the same thing. Good luck to anyone who has been screwed over by a small piece of plastic!