Help! Broke off small connector during heat sink replacement

Hey everyone,

I just broke off the connector from my logic board on my Macbook Pro 15" core 2 duo during the heat sink replacement. The computer is 7 years old (Fall 2007 - A1226) now, so the connectors are very brittle and it basically just disintegrated upon disconnection.

The connector in question is in the bottom left of the picture here next to the RAM compartment: https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig...

Is there any way to replace it? The female part of the connection just fell apart into 5 pieces.

What no longer works if I don't replace it?

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Frye, if this

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is the connector in question, that is your battery connector. If you do not have it connected you will not have any battery power etc. The connector is a SM04B-ACH type and not an easy one to find. Sometimes you can find them at places like this.. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Hi oldturkey,

Thanks for the reply. The connector circled in red is indeed the one I broke off. Are they specific to Macbooks or are they a standard connector?

If I'm able to find the connector can I just solder it on there to regain the battery functionality, or will it likely never work again?

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Looks like they are specific. Yes, soldering a new one on should fix this.

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