I've broken the DSI motherboard power connector!
I recently bought a "for parts" DSI off of Ebay. The lower screen was broken, but I'd replaced a DS lower screen and figured I could handle it. I used the instructions on this website to begin the disassembly of the unit, when I got to the point where you disconnect the power cable from the mobo (step 9) I ran into a problem: the entire connector, not just the cable, came off the mobo. Is there any way to reconnect the mount point for the power connector or is this a matter of suck it up and send it out to a repair tech? I'm going to look at under a magnifying glass and hope I can solder it back on, but I'm not certain that will work. Any suggestions most appreciated.
Hi, have the same problem.
I soldered red and black wires directly to two very little metal pads placed just on the motherboard, to the left, i mean nearer to the wifi module. But I got no result: console screen makes a little flash and then got off. I suspect there might be another connections to be made but as i've broken the whole mobo dc connector can't imagine what else.