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Right speaker cable connector socket dislodged from board

As the title states, the right speaker cable connector socket dislodged from logic board. I was trying to replace my LCD and on Step 19 of the guide, unfortunately the connector wasn't cooperating. The socket ended up coming off the board. I can still connect the cable to socket.

*spudger is pointing at where socket once was*

Is there anything I can do? Superglue? Anything?!

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FWIW. I'm a novice at this stuff. Just a college kid trying to replace my screen.

Thanks iFixit for the guide and Mattias for the screw mat!

And so far I have gotten to replacing it and have begun retracing the steps. I am just waiting now for a solution to my problem to proceed

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Thanks for the help machead3 & mayer.

Literally feels like I have a new laptop since I dont have to deal with a cracked screen.

Decided to live with it since its not that important to me in the scope of things.


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Live with it. All your friend will probably do is fry your board. The connectors come off these boards very easily ( I pulled one yesterday and I'm very careful.) Even with over 30 years of experience, I will not attempt soldering on these boards, they're just to delicate. Luckily it's something you can live without, of course your external audio port may be fine.

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As a DIY work around you could get a USB dongle to handle audio (USB audio is separate from analog audio).''

I would not suggest a DIY attempt to solder/reconnect the connector (it's very advanced DIY - requires special tools, solder and lots & lots of practice)

A local electronics/computer repair shop may be able/willing to tackle that for you, or, on e-bay you might be able to send off for the repair. Of course the other more expensive route is to replace the entire logic board...

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My friend knows how to solder. Will it be a capable task for him? And thanks for the tags. Ill read them when I can get on a computer


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