HD connector tore off PCB • Mac Mini 2.66 Intel
After disassembling the Mac Mini with the iFix guide to replace the HD ...no fault to iFix it. used the small plastic tool to remove the HD and optical connector the HD connector ripped off the PCB. See Pic
Anyone know the name of that connector??
It looks like it ripped off a number of the solder pads on the board. From what I see of the board I would imagine the connector came off intact and the biggest problem is going to be re-establishing solder pads on the board tied in with the traces. Might end up being a multi stage process. I will work on getting you a name for your connector. They should be available through Digikey, Mouser, Newark, etc... If you are planning on attaching a connector to what is on the board You are going to need a stereo microscope and a 1/64" conical tip on your soldering iron to do the work. I would suggest you take this to the local TV repair shop. Pay them the $50 to solder it in. You are only going to get about 1 shot at repairing this. Can you post a picture top and bottom of what is left of the connector to get an idea if it can be used again?
Here is a link to the spreadsheet I mentioned in my comment.