Fourth generation of iPad, released November 2, 2012, available in 16, 32, or 64 GB models. Model Number A1458

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I mistook the home button ribbon cable connector

I have broken off the square 5 wire connector next to the home button ribbon cable, and all the soldered leads are no longer attached. How to repair?

I have attached two pictures from the guide. I mistook the connector as the picture was a little too small to see, only after "prying up the flap" did I discover I pried up the soldered connector.

Is this repairable or have I junked my new iPad 4th ten pride and joy?

Here are pictures where the connector is shown as right next to the cable connector…

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The connector can be replaced but the leads may need to be re-routed. It is a difficult repair, you could ruin it further if not done carefully

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I just found a repair service who will solder a new connector to my logic board for $50 plus shipping. Will advise once I have it back in house.

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