Released October 2008 / 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8 or 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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Pulled off fan connector completely


I was going thru the guide to reatch the heatsink in order to replace the thermal paste. While beeing successful in that, I discovered that I had the wrong approach to removing connectors to the fan!

Turns out the whole thing came of the motherboard and Im quessing it needs to be soldered back! The connector has four yellow pins in the front and two silver spots in the back. Im sure you know which part I mean..

My question is how do you get it back onto the motherboard, do you solder the two silver spots on the back? what do I need for this except a solder? Any help is greatly appriciated!


EDIT Could it be possible to glue it back on??


Thanks! found a guy who can help me for a resonable fee! lesson learned :)

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Why were you trying to replace the thermal paste on a machine that's less than 2 years old?


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First of all: Glue is not an option. Carefully align the broken off socket with the solder spots on the board and try to resolder them. The amount of solder left on the board, judging from the pic, should be sufficiant to do the job. Use a small tipped iron, lots of wattage is not requiered. Done jobs like that with a 25W iron.

Last things last: These connectors are supposed to be pulled straight UP!

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I have the same issue. I'm going to try and solder the fan socket back. My question is, will there be a problem if the soldering from the socket wires to each spot on the logic board touch each other?


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