internal displayport cable/connector

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fonze, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Fonze macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    Happy new year to you all.

    Today i changed my HDD with a SSD, but unfortunately I also broke the displayport cable and maybe also the connector. i lifted the LCD too much and the cable broke loose and my attempts to plug it back in again failed, so maybe the connector on the logicboard is also ruined. The cable seems pretty bad, but its replaceable. I am missing a closeup picture of the connector on the logicboard to see if its gone also, anybody who can guide me to that?
    are there any pins in the connector?

    Its a 27 iMac mid 2011.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Unfortunately if the connector on the logic board is damaged, then the only viable solution is a new logic board. :(

    Perhaps a trip to an Apple store to confirm what's needed to repair the computer and then figure out how best to deal with the damage

    Good luck :(

    Maybe post a picture of the connector and cable here, so folks who are knowledgeable can determine the extend of the damage.
  3. senseless macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2008
    Pennsylvania, USA
    This is an old problem. The display connector is very fragile and lifting the lcd panel too high will snap it right off. The only solution is a replacement motherboard or running it with an external monitor.

    I wound up replacing my 2009 motherboard with a new $175 Ebay replacement. It still works.
  4. Fonze thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    This is a picture illustrating when an elephant (me) :eek: is working inside an iMac. The connector on the logicboard seems ok, so i ordered a new cable and keep my fingers crossed.

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