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A1418 / EMC 2833 / Late 2015 / 3.1 GHz Core i5 or 3.3GHz Core i7 Processor. Released October 13, 2015.

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The cord joining from the power button to the logic board cut

Dear iFixit community,

I was in the process of upgrading my (iMac 21.5" 4k) and whilst I was removing the speaker (for easier access to SATA cable) the cord joining from the power button to the logic board (which travels along the left speaker) cuted. I was not applying much force and am very surprised that it broke. This means I am now unable to power up my iMac. Is there anything I can do to replace this part or somehow rejoin the wire? Any information would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! (Even if it is "there is nothing you can do")

Thanks very much!

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Please add some images so we can see what you do. Also which exact mode iMac do you have?

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If only a 2 wire cable was cut you can repair this the old fashion way: strip the wire at the end an redo the connection, if its to short ad some wire and be sure to isolate every wire at the joints.

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If you have a soldering iron just resolder the wires

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