Display Data Connector on Logicboard broken
it just happened to me today. I broke the data cable connector part on my iMac 27". Is there anyway to repair it, because its actually on the logicboard itself.
I didn't know that I pulled off the display cable with its socket out of the logicboard. I saw that later when I wanted to put everything back on.
Here is a picture:
Oh dear. . . lol
It appears as though you've not only removed the connector, but along with it, one of the pins.
A patient and creative solderer with skill could possibly fix it, but it would be tricky.
In cases like these, I believe they're fixable. I've done a few repairs with broken connectors on Apple logic boards myself.
There's only so much we could write to you on the Internet. Haha. If I had it right here, I'd start soldering away! You've just gotta find an engineer who's willing to take a look at it. :)
the quality of these pins is very poor, the same problem happen to me so i bought a proper lcd conecter from ebay
and get rid of all the old pins and solder the new conecter with abetter quality pins
Ya this is some bs problem. Im convinced apple booby trapped the dam imac. There is no logical reason to design a dam cable snap tension to be held down by a microchip and then to have reverse clamps which no other manufacture uses. Most ppl cause this problem unsuspecting a retarded design.
The first thing to do is
Dont rip any more pins off.
Save the ones that got torn off.
If two adjacent pins were torn along with the tracing lines/pads U R SCREWED.
Any1 good with a soddering can easily fix this if the dmg is minimal. But soddering without trace lines into the lobo is impossible.
I had saved my one trace that came off and the first people I sent it to to help (simutek) lost it! I would have had this fixed way sooner if they hadn't. The Computer Gurus had to do extensive searching to find a pin that would work like the original. Like I said, they were hard to come by, took 4 months. You could find logic board a dead with the same pins but you will still pay more in the long run after paying for the board and the services. Make sure you keep the ins taped or in a bag. Easy to lose