powerbook motherboard issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by excalibur313, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I probably know the answer to this, but I was replacing a hard drive on an old powerbook g4 12" and there is a part where I have to disconnect the power switch connector from the motherboard. It says it is sensitive so I used a screw driver to try and dislodge the cable, but the housing came off too. It was previously soldered on the motherboard. There are just two wires on the cable and the housing. Is there a way to fix this so I can boot up or am I out of luck?
  2. ponkann macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2009
    I did the same thing to my iBook. I thought that the motherboard is basically useless. Since I had to replace it anyway, I made a bold move. I tried to solder the connector with a little piece of wires and Yay! I successfully fixed it! You might want to just try. : )

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