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Is it possible to replace the battery connector on the logic board

MBA 2013 13 inch

The connector in question is the one marked 358MA. I've tried searching for a replacement connector but as you can tell I have been unsuccessful.

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I'm currently using my Mac with just the power cable.

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The connector of the battery was cut off and the wires stripped back to align with the solder pads on the logic board. The battery cable was then soldered to the pads of the logic board. Keep in mind the surface mounted connector of the logic board came loose which left the pads exposed.

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Connector S9B-ZR-SM4A-TF is compatible.

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Thanks Paul, I will order it and have it mounted.

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I ordered the connector for mine and hope to be able to install it soon. If I can't get it to work, I'll just solder the wires like Edwin did. I'm surprised this is such an elusive part to find.

I tried to remove the connector from a broken control board I bought off ebay, but ruined it in the process. It's very difficult to remove intact. Not sure how the youtube posters have done this in the videos I watched.

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Connector S9B-ZR-SM4A-TF is not the correct connector. I was able to make it work, but it's ugly! The opening it too tall and the notches do not match the plug. Once it was soldered on the board, I ended up trimming the side of the battery's plug to make it more narrow and then removing the top portion of the S9B-ZR-SM4A-TF Connector because the pins were too close to the top. Even then, I had to use way too much force to make it fit. At least for me to comfortably call it "compatible".

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I had my technician at work hard wire the battery to the board. She cut the connector off the battery, stripped the wire back and soldered it in place. It was done under her microscope. I have to warn you that my issues came about because water was spilled on MRI my mac which damaged the original battery. I got a used one from eBay and tried to solder myself but over heated the connector on the logic board that damaged it. The used battery stopped working recently so I had the technician pull it out and soldered a second used battery on. So far no issues yet.

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Well seeing that I have access to a lab that does repair of PCB I asked the technician to remove the female connector from the battery and hard wire it to the board until I can find another 358 MA connector. The battery is charging and all looks well for now. I'm hoping I can find a connector soon.

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It's now late May and my Mac is still going strong with no issues.

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Hello, I have the same problem, the connector has broken me, could you explain better how you solved it?

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