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How To Resolder The Right Speaker to the Logic Board

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I ended up taking off the little connector on the logic board that seats the right speaker it was so delicate that it just ripped off. How can I resolder the cables from the speaker to the logic board. Its either the top two close together solder points or the spaced out bottom two. Please and Thank You

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Richie, if your solder pads are still okay, you will have to do some microsoldering. Best done with a good soldering station, a microscope and a new connector. The other thing I had to do before is to solder the wires right onto the board. As you can see it's a PITA to do because of the size and will require plenty of practice.

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The Solder pads looks good on the board. What new connector would i need and where can i get a small soldering tool for micro soldering. I am not the best at soldering lol but am I stripping the speaker 2 wires and soldering them on the board or am I buying a new connector that was broken off to make it easier?


Just checked a couple of schematics and it looks like Apple use a Molex 78171-0002 for most of the speaker connectors. So check ebay etc. something like this will fit. easier will be to solder the wires to the board ;-) Of course to "properly" repair it, you should replace the connector. As for buying a right tool, that may just cost more than the board. Look for a soldering pencil like a Weller WM120 or send it off to get it soldered:-)


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