Original post by: Matt Smith ,
I've been trying to attempt this repair for a few days just using a lot of flux and a soldering workstation with a hot air attachment. All of the traces are there from when I removed the old HDMI port, so I know that that part of the mobo is good. The problem I'm having is that I still get no video output after putting a new HDMI port in. And upon closer inspection of the HDMI ports backside it looks as if all of the connections are making contact, but I just can't see close enough with my big magnifier to see if they really are attached to the appropriate solder pad or not. Is there a better way to solder just the itty bitty tiny connectors onto the solder pads? Because this is getting really frustrating.