Micro USB port detached from circuitboard (PCB), about putting it back


My Micro USB port/socket got detached from the circuit board it was part of. This Micro USB port supplies power to the whole thing, and I first noticed that it was detached when the only way to supply power to it was to bend or pull my USB cable upwards which made the port have contact with the circuit board. I could just permanently leave the USB cable like that but would rather reattach the port to the board.

In the pics below you can see the PCB and I circled in red where the micro usb port was before it fell off. I have not soldered anything yet and would be a complete newbie at doing it, would I have to solder the bottom of the microusb to that part I highlighted in yellow, or could I just use super glue (most if not all seem to be not conductive) or use any other glue safely on something like that? I would rather not have to solder if possible and use glue, but if I do have to solder how do I make sure to attach the whole thing securely?

Here is the PCB:

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Here is the port (upside down):

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Unfortunately it looks like the pads (the copper areas where the PCBs traces surface) came off with the port. The pads are where the solder attaches the PCB to the component. When this happens there is not much you can do. You could get a external charger for the phone battery or if the phone has conductive charging you could look into that.

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Thanks a lot, shame there's no way to still fix it with a solder with my newbie skills.


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It's likely this issue is ancient history for you, but I should make a note that there may be a way to ce connect without solder. If you have exposed copper from the traces you can use highly conductive paint. I've used silverprint paint (example: https://www.amazon.com/MG-Chemicals-Silv...) to draw new traces and bridge small gaps.. I've fixed a few component removal misadventures this way. How's well you do depends on your skills with a very fine brush. The stuff is expensive because it conducts via silver particles., which is also why it works so well.

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