Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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while removing the connector of the cable of the right fan, I broke the socket off the logic board. it is intact and in good shape. Is there a way to resolder it to the logic board or is there any glue or other way to refix this socket.?

I tried to put a piece of foam on the top, hoping the back cover would keep it in place, but the right fan has 0 rpm.

thanks for the help.


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Can you post a few good hires pics of the logic board and the connector. Make sure you show us the solder points clearly of both.


HI Dan, Thanks a lot for answering so fast. I got the pictures, but cant see where to post them on this comment field.

Also, with the computer running, I pressed on the socket where it is supposed to be on the mother board, and the fan was turning at full speed only. the other fan was turning slowly.

I am sending the pictures attached to the response to the email i received from ifixit.


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I must be stupid, but I cannot find how to put an answer to my own question. I can put to anyone else's.


serge, you are not stupid. you can not add images to a comment. Only to Questions or answers. here is a quick and dirty guide Adding images to an existing question


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Serge - I was hoping you have enough of the pad left that you might have been able to solder on a few leads. Sadly, I don't see enough left on a few of the pads to offer enough surface to solder on to.

Maybe someone with a microscope can carefully shave back the over cover to expose some more area or locate another area to connect to. This is a very advanced project to recover this logic board.

You might be able to locate a used board to swap out yours as a cheaper solution.

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Dan, thanks again so much for your knowlege. I was lucky to find a man with fine fingers here in Spain and he could put a fine cable where the pad was riped off and resolder the whole thing. the fans work, but now afer working with the computer for a while, I plugged my external display and the computer boots to a white screen even with everything disconnected from the computer. It looks like this is a graphic card problem. i found a lot of similar complaint on internet but did not see a solution. Do you know any fix to this problem?


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