Subwoofer connector ripped from logic board

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  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

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    So, I was removing the subwoofer connector from the logic board per iFixit's instructions to install an SSD into my optical bay and lifted the whole thing from the logic board. It was glued/soldered on originally.. what are my options? I tried taping it with some scotch tape, but that didn't work..

    here is what I am talking about:

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    (everything else works fine including the SSD, but my right speaker and subwoofer is blown.. so the sound from my speakers sucks now..)
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Huh, had no idea that MBPs had a sub in them... Electrical tape perhaps?
     
  3. ron1004 macrumors 6502

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    You'll need someone with good electronics soldering experience.

    Didn't know they had "subs" installed.
     
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  5. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502

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    better off looking for a replacement than trying to solder it if you or somebody attempts it without the right soldering iron and a steady hand you might burn the cable.
     
  6. xriderx11 macrumors regular

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    Looks like a mid 2010....


    Its a 13" by looking at that connector.
     
  7. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I thought that was the wifi/bt antenna wire, no?
     
  8. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Ummmmm.. Ouch..

    Ding Ding Ding.. Methinks this is more likely.. Sadly.. ** or might be the Camera Cable..?? **

    And unless you have Hot Air Soldering / Surface Mound Device experience then RUN AWAY to the Apple Store and say: "I did BAD, please help!!" :eek:
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    That is the wifi connecter, but the good news as far as I can see from the photo is that anybody who is good with a fine tipped soldering Iron should be able to re-solderi it as you don't seem to have done any damage to the board itself. From the picture the 4 pins are intact, and can be re-instated by a competent electronic engineer. Make sure they know what they are doing though, and don't be tempted to do it yourself if you are not familiar with a job like this..It does take a fair amount of skill and patience. Good luck.
     
  10. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed in principle, but the photo is a Stock Photo from iFixit site.. I think.. :(
     
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    As long as the pads aren't ripped off of the logic board, the connector can be re-soldered. You'll want to ask someone for help(there are places out there that specialize in repairs like this), a good soldering iron and experience working with small components is going to be necessary.
     
  13. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    This can be easily repaired by a competent technician, you just need to find and electronics specialist. The female end of the connector may need to be replaced, depending on the damage. Apple will likely want to replace the entire logic board, as they work at a modular level, not component.
     
  14. ron1004 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed - I made the same suggestion because with my electronics hobby experience I'm quite confident in tackling a solder job like that.
     
  15. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever figure this out? I just did the same thing to my right speaker connector.
     
  16. TechSavy09 macrumors newbie

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    I just did the same with mine. I hate the way they designed this pop off type(3-wall) when I thought it was a pull to the side type(4-wall) I didn't break it off until I opened the laptop the 2nd time while tying to replace my inverter board since my screen goes black when I raise the brightness more then the first notch. Figures it might not be that but could as well be the new one is defective &/or the cable is going bad. Now I need to find a new connector since I lost one of the brass/gold connectors so I only have 3 of then so I can't fully support it back on.
     

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