iMac Intel 27". EMC 2309 (Late 2009, Core 2 Duo 3.06 or 3.33 GHz), EMC 2374 (Late 2009, Core i5 2.66 GHz or Core i7 2.8 GHz)

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Ripped two contact Pads while desoldering pins from bad LVDS Connector

Hello,

As said in the title, I was trying to remove a damaged lvds connector to solder a new one and had a hard time desoldering pins, probably due to a combinaition of my poor soldering skills and cheap solder iron (first time trying this kind of repair).

Anyway I have no idea how to go about fixing this now.

I suppose I'll have to make some kind of copper jumper but I am clueless about that.

Any advice ?

Is my board ruined ?

Thanks in advance

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I could spend a while typing out what to do but this site is quit good and you should get the jist from it . http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairin... these videos are also well done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAG0Wk-l...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mba1fnQc...

Part 1 and 2 . In the future when removing anything with multiple solder points its best to use a heat station to get even heat over the entire area and lift evenly never pry. Use Kapton tape to protect the surrounding areas. Hope this helps

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Thanks alot !

I can now see that this is beyond my skill level to fix as I do not have the appropriate tools and knowledge. The traces are microscopic and I can't even see which trace goes to which pad with my magnifying glass so I can't only guess how to solder a pad to a probe.

Thanks anyway :)

As for the heat station, I have one and tryied to heat up the connector but the pad was getting desoldered before the lead points of the pins starting from 220 celcius :/

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Not giving up ! Found board schematics ( 820-2733-A ) and boardview file and found where I have to solder my jumpers. Can I fix it ? :D

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